Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house;
I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.
Lead me in the right path, O Lord,
or my enemies will conquer me.
Make your way plain for me to follow
There are few things in life that I long for. God has blessed me with an amazing job, the best husband in the world, and a comfortable life. I do, however, long to know the “right path.” Where does God see my life going? Am I doing the right things, what He expects of me?
I’m struck by the knowledge that, even in my failings, confusion, and wandering, God’s love is unfailing. Entering the house of the Lord and worshiping with “deepest awe” is a highlight of my week, and He never turns me away.
Lord, make Your plan plain for me to follow.
Ok I really hate New Years resolutions. What a waste of time and a set up for certain failure, right? So of course I’m setting one this year 😛 I would like to make a goal, not a resolution, to blog at least once a week in 2010. I have a terrible memory, so what better way to record the highs, the lows, the answered prayers, the unexpected joys…and since I’m in front of a computer all the time anyway, it should be easy, right? Ha. Pray for me!
There are some days that leave you in tears on your drive home, scratching your head and wondering “why”? Maybe “why not me” or “why them” or “why did they think that was an appropriate way to do that”? Today was one of those days.
“Let the words of my mouth
And the meditations of my heart
Be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer”
I love that verse so much! Not only because I have it memorized from my days at Wayne Presbyterian (they would pray it over their sermons every Sunday), but also because it’s the focus verse for “Me, Myself, and Lies,” the new Bible study I’m doing with my siestas 😉 Plus, it’s the prayer of my heart recently to really be able to glorify God with everything I do – including what I say and think!
Yesterday I had some really wonderful time with a dear friend. We went on a walk to chat and catch up, and ended up caught in a thunderstorm! We were soaked through and through, but laughed our way back to the cars. What a memory! God is so good and faithful, even in the middle of the storm. Praise you, Father.
A few thoughts on this Wednesday:
1. I have an incredible boss and really great team at work – I’m so blessed!
2. I need to learn to think and pray about decisions at work before just saying “yes” because I think I can fill a need.
3. God is going to great things through this MM&L study – I’m praying that I can fill whatever role He wants me to have without trying to control it all!
4. I love this photo & wish I had sisters-in-law as fabulous as Sarah & Esther 🙂
I think I might be trying to take on too much. Not at work, or at home, but with..of all things..Bible study! I came away from the Living Proof Live conference so energized and with a new desire for God’s word that I’ve decided to sign up for everything that comes my way. I’m in the middle of Victoriously Frazzled, an amazing study that is SO perfect for my life right now, and I’m also working through The Love Dare journal (based off of the Fireproof book/movie). Now that is a tough one – I’m being challenged more than I thought with that study, but I feel like God is really going to bless my marriage through it.
And of course, since I just adore Beth Moore (random note: went home for lunch yesterday and she was on tv! DH watched it with me and laughed outloud almost the whole time. He enjoyed it as much as I did!) I’ve been following her blog http://livingproofministries.blogspot.com and got really excited about the Siesta Scripture Memory Team and also the new Siesta Summer Bible Study. I think though, that I need to sit down and figure out if I can do it all, and if God really wants me to tackle all of this right now. It would certainly be a better way to spend my time than sitting on my tush in front of the tv!