Wednesday, December 7, 2011

fatness and the end of the story

 Have you ever read a book where you feel yourself getting anxious? You're on the edge of your seat. I tend to play with my hair and scratch my head nervously. And here's the kicker- You know the end of the story! You've read the book before or you've seen the movie. Why is it then that we are so anxious? I suppose it's just because we are caught up in the story. And that's a good thing. It's fun- I enjoy a good book. This was me, about a week ago as I finished reading Lord of the Rings. It was my first time reading it but of course, like most people, I had seen the movies too many times to count. I knew the ending. Frodo lives to tell the tale. Sam marries his sweetheart. Aragorn is crowned King. But I was so engrossed in the story, honestly stressed out as Frodo and Sam climbed the last steps to Mount Doom. I knew the ending but I was anxious. My Heavenly Father whispered...

"You know the end of our story and still you are anxious over many things."

So true.
The end of the story: Satan looses. God wins. Jesus, the King, returns for His Bride.
She is well prepared and ready. Clean and white.
We live and reign with Him forever in the glory of His presence and the splendor of His majesty.
He is beautiful. We are with Him. As One.

I will stop being anxious. I know how it ends.

My verse for this season of my life:
So it will be in that day that his burden will be removed from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of fatness. Isaiah 10:27

He is making me fat! He is nourishing my soul and my heart. He is making me healthy again.

He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His Name's sake. Psalm 23:2,3

Here's how, in the last week specifically. It all started on Friday night. We had a special meeting at church with Apostle Frank Harvey. I didn't actually hear him speak though, because I got to have some MUCH needed girl-talk with a couple ladies, who are also mothers, who assured me that I wasn't loosing my mind and that I wasn't the worst mom/person ever. I'll just say that it had been a really rough couple of weeks. It was so refreshing to talk to ladies. I'm finally figuring out that Michael can't be a girlfriend to me. Duh. After 4 years, I'm catching on that I need Godly women in my life! And not just in the periphery. IN MY LIFE. Saturday was a nice refreshing day with my family (Michael & John). Sunday at church, the peace of God kissed me and I got to hear a great message from Apostle Harvey where he talked about Isaiah 10:27, living by faith, training ourselves to see what God sees, disciplining ourselves to say what God says (big struggle for me. I just let my mouth run wild sometimes), and committing to value what God values- People. It was a great service. We had lunch with one of the ladies from Friday night and her family. Then we went to see our dear friends, Kacie and Darin, and their THREE children! Little Hardison Daniel is their newest blessing, born November 14. (check out her blog ---->>) It is always a really special treat to see them. Then, last night I had a ThirtyOne party at my house where I had MORE girl time. Tomorrow I am going to a cookie exchange at Kacie's MOPS group in Charlotte. I am making 2 dozen Chocolate Almond Biscotti today at some point. *sigh* God is so good.

Anyone else having some special God moments lately?? Leave a comment :)

1 comment:

  1. God has blessed you in so many ways, I am so happy for you! I can feel God's presence every day, when he guides me through traffic, when I know he puts only as much on my shoulders as he thinks I can handle, when I get to experience wonderful times with my husband, friends and family. God is great!
    Love your upbeat and inspiring post! Thank you :)