Saturday, August 23, 2008

A New Day


"This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24

It is a new day. I am re-focused and ready for the weekend! Our God is just amazing. Anyone who read yesterday's post, knows it started out to be one of the worst in months. Toward dinner time, in a matter of seconds, God changed all that. I was blessed beyond words (and you know for me that is saying something!). In the midst of my trial, God blessed me...even with my bad attitude, feelings, and thoughts...He blessed me. A wise woman once wrote.....
"It is so important that we learn to look past the trial we are in......look right on past it and watch for what God is DOING in the midst of it." Coppers Wife
Wise words. I plan to meditate on them, so next time I apply them.
It is time for Wisdom. I plan to seek her everyday. She is my mission...to attain wisdom from Him who gives it liberally. I have none in my own power. 11 Therapists had none. They admitted defeat and so do I. Not that I have not turned to God before now, Yeesh! I have, but not for wisdom (not really)... but for rescue out of the storm. The storm rages on. It is time for wisdom. My friend's words, above, are words of wisdom. I plan to be very attune to her....not my friend, but wisdom...my new best friend. I will seek and follow her like a 2 year old seeks out and follows her mother. Clinging to her and pulling at her skirt until she answers me.
My main source...a place you will always find her right away...is the Word of God.
"And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."
Luke 4:4

The rest of my weekend??? I did all my housework and laundry, so my weekend is basic routine type cleaning. I plan to work on Emerson's quilt. She is dropping an inch a day!! Rachel has no appetite. I thought you ate alot in that last month. Hmmmm.Tonight is "Ladies Night Out" at the church. I plan to attend. Church tomorrow is at a local forest preserve. An outside service, then a potluck picnic and games. We may attend as a family, if Sweetheart will come.
It is a cloudy, dreary day, so perfect for a Jane Austin movie and quilting. I pray you have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for your prayers and support!

4 comments:

Darlajune said...

Hang in there Bren! May the Lord continue to comfort and strengthen you as you seek His face.

Marilyn R said...

I love the saying that you posted about - Sometimes God calms the storm...Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child. This is SO true - it is hard to always remember this when you are in the middle of the storm that He is in charge and will either calm the storm or you.

Alesha said...

Bren...girl, it has been a "week" at my house too! I'm sorry yours has been rough! You sound like you're on the other side of it now, and are energized to continue your quest of nurturing and mothering and keeping your home and your household. It ain't easy, but it is WORTH it!!!

You're so right - wisdom is found in the Word; and we must be in it constantly. Even just a few days "off" and I feel it in my spirit that I am starving and have nothing for myself and certainly no extra left over for others.

Your tenacity encourages me SO MUCH! I feel strengthened that "if Bren can do it, I can too!" when your lot seems so much harder than mine. THANK YOU for your honesty, transparency and willingness to start over anew with each day.

You are doing well! Keep it up! Count the victories, not the defeats!

He is "strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow"!
Alesha

One Christian Mom said...

I was going through this over the past few weeks - as you know. Then YOU lead me to the scriptures to help ease me out of my storm. Hang in there, PRAY - I am glad that you know to look to God for wisdom - you lead me to that, too! I am blessed to have someone like you in my life, and I hope you can "turn" to me if need be, as well. I am also glad you have Copper's Wife, she is wonderful.
Shellie :-)