This summer and fall brought a lot of changes in our household. God led us down a new path and blessed us along the way. We are already so blessed…daily…to breathe, to walk, to see, to love…but God spoils us. When we follow His plan, He seems to add even more blessings along the way. I’m not at all saying if you are going through a difficult time you aren’t following God’s plan…by no means…but there are times when you feel extra blessed for following His ways.
However…after such blessings we seemed to be attacked a little: The month of September brought us some of the following:
Bees infested our daughter’s room…we are still battling the last (hopefully!) few!
A leaky bathroom pipe caused trouble for our living room.
My husband had foot surgery…
Among other normal life drama… 😉
God got us through every step of the way. He holds this world, He holds each moment of our lives, He is BIGGER than any attacks that come our way.
God is good all the time and all the time God is good! Praise God in the good and hard times. 🙂
I am glad I am not perfect. I am glad I am so far from being perfect that I have no place to judge others. Of course we all do at times, wrongfully. But…I am glad that is not my authority. (note: Christian accountability and malicious/flippant judging are very different things) I am thankful that God can see past even the ugliest of sins and see how He can use that for His glory, in many cases taking the sin away and creating a whole new person from the trials.
Right now there are some people in my life that are choosing very different paths than the ones in which they started. I have Christian and non-Christian friends trying to take control of situations that need to be given to God. Someone asked me yesterday why I want them to be in Heaven. My heart breaks over each situation. I pray that God changes their hearts quickly. I am a sinner, too. Perhaps their sins are more noticeable than mine because they are on display right now. That makes them no worse than mine. So while I pray dramatic changes in their lives, I also pray dramatic ones in mine. Though I will never be perfect on this side of Heaven, I pray that I (and everyone) will grow closer to Jesus, and His will, everyday.
Praise God who gave His only Son. Praise Jesus that His perfection reigns and that He took our place on the cross, so that when God looks on our lives He only sees the perfection of His Son.