Monday, January 26, 2009
A new morning...
I love waking up to blue skies and sunshine- even if it is 20 degrees outside! We got some more snow over the weekend, but now everything is pretty much frozen solid- white and dazzling. Just what I needed.
Our high school girls decided to study Romans for TAG, and as I peruse some of my favorite passages, God just keeps reminding me to put one foot in front of the other, keep working and trying, and He will take care of the rest. My first response is to worry and fret when bad things happen, but that would not be what God would have me do. All through the book of Romans, He keeps reminding me- it's Jesus, only Jesus, who can and will wipe the slate clean, and free us from the troubles of this life. I know I keep screwing things up, and then there is all the other people that I love who struggle every day- between my own sins and their misery, sometimes I get overwhelmed and want to quit. This last week I continually worried for my friend that is going through the worst time in her 40+ years of life, prayed for her children and family, and pleaded with God to make right her world- all the while, not really believing that good could come of all this bad. Silly girl that I am, how can I ever doubt that God will do just as He says? As He has always done? I might not see it yet, but as Will Turner would say- "Keep a weather eye on the horizon..." God's glory WILL be seen.
"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus...If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness...The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us...If God is for us, who is against us?" Romans 8 (portions of)