Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hidden Treasure

Psalm 119:11
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

As I have endeavored to get fit in an effort to age gracefully I have taken up walking. I used to walk in the evenings but I've recently discovered (much to my non-morning self's amazement) the joy of the early morning walk! There is generally not much traffic, it is cooler, and best of all, my exercise quota is filled before my day begins!

I usually take along my ipod as it makes the time go by quicker. Today though, I walked in silence and took the time to pray. What an awesome privilege we have in Christ, to be able to go before the God of the universe as His child. I walked and talked with God for about 45 minutes.

These have been troubling times for me as I have had some serious struggles with one of my children. Not the easy time out, sentences, or "your grounded" kind of troubles but the gut wrenching, sleepless nights, is life ever going to be right again? kind of troubles.

As I was wrapping up pouring my heart out to my Heavenly Father these words just popped into my consciousness "I have loved you with an everlasting love" "I know every hair on your head" "I knit you together in your mothers womb". It was like God reached down from Heaven and gave me a hug.

Do you remember being little and sad or troubled when all was set right with a hug from mom or dad?...... Like THAT!

My God is so many things,He is a Mighty King, Sovereign Ruler, Creator, Provider, so much that I cannot even comprehend but he is my Father! oh how blessed am I!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Growing Up

My daughter is looking and acting more and more like a grown up. Funny how less and less I feel like one.