Things definitely haven't been smooth sailing these past couple weeks. Things with my family seem to keep going downhill. My dad still hasn't found a job and tensions are rising in our house. Through all of this, I have spent more and more time in the Word and seeking out My Savior. In the past few days, I have been reminded that no matter the situation, God is always there. No matter how down and out I feel, He is right by my side, even if I can't "feel" Him. Life is not always going to be easy, but that's when we need to cling to our Lord the most.
Our theme verse for our Bible Study this summer is Isaiah 40:22...
"He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and it's people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in."
This verse has been such a reminder to me of how big my God is. He will take care of me. Last week at BS we were talking about this verse and then I came home and started reading this new book I got, Attributes of God by Arthur Pink (thanks to Marion). I was reading the first chapter and it was all about how great God is and how He doesn't need us to glorify Him--He chose to create us, out of His love. Then the author quoted Isaiah 40:22. That was exciting in itself because I have never come across that verse before this summer. So I go to sleep thinking about how huge my God is and how He is perfect in all that He does. When I woke up yesterday morning, there was a grasshopper on my floor. Mind you, it was dead, but I didn't care. It was the principle of it all. It was one of those "that's so God" moments that you want to share with everyone. It was just exciting to me because I have been so drained emotionally and then God placed His little reminder that He's in control of it all. Good stuff.
Yesterday after work, I drove to Columbia to hang out with my Mom, Cameron, & Devin (my mom is keeping the boys this week). It was so nice just to spend time with those kids--I will always have a special attachment to them. I just love how spending time with kids refreshes you & makes you look at life in a different way. We went to Chuck E. Cheese and had a blast. Cameron wanted me to spend the night, but of course I had to come home and come back to the reality of working at the post office this morning. Some days I just miss spending time with kids so much. Then this afternoon I got a call from the nursery director at Westminster because I signed Matt & I up to work in the fall. That was exciting. I can't wait to meet more kids & spend time with more people at Westminster. I am looking forward to getting involved there.
Joce moved in with KAD on Sunday. It's so nice having her back in the Thrill. I've been spending lots of time with her & Kelly this week. How nice it is to have wonderful friends who live around the corner--even if they do burn the brownies! I love my girls in the Pink Palace!
Matt comes home in 9 days. Wow! How freakin' excited is Mackey?!?! REAL EXCITED!!!
Sorry this is such a long post. I've just been thinking and learning a lot lately.