Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Everyday, Monday-Friday, I get an email delivered to me from Nancy Leigh DeMoss.  I listen to her podcasts but she has a devotional called “Seeking Him”  that you can sign up to receive at Revive Our Hearts.  I was getting them for quite awhile when one day I discovered that if you click on the underlined title, it takes you to a page where you can listen to the devotion! 

Today’s email was very encouraging to me.  We have some big changes coming at our house.  Last week, I was relieved to find a decision was made and life was going to go on pretty much as usual.  Then Monday, Wally phoned me and the first words out his mouth were, “Are you sitting down?”   That is how Seeking Him began today…

You really have no idea what’s in store today.

So now the decision was changed.  I was not expecting that, probably not even wanting it.  For my part in this big change, there are just a lot of unknowns.  I wouldn’t say I am fearful, I just keep “wondering!”  So this was very encouraging to me…

 There's one basic issue that will determine how you respond to anything today:What’s your purpose in life? If your goal is to be happy or accepted or loved, then you’ll face a lot of obstacles in meeting it.

But if your purpose is to exist for God’s glory, then you can accept whatever comes as part of His plan and purpose. You’ll embrace the hard things knowing that they were designed by God to make you more like Jesus.

Have you settled that issue? Would you say, “Lord,it’s not about me—it’s about You. All that matters is that You are glorified”?

How thankful I am that the Lord gives just  exactly what I need and often before I actually get around to asking Him for it! 


Becky said...

We are praying for you both constantly. I know the Lord must have something special planned just for the two of you. Love you Mom!

Sherry said...

You are so sweet Becky...made me get all teary!


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