When you Walk Along the Way

Just a place to share my thoughts as I seek to serve my husband, raise my children and Glorify my God!

I would I could post of picture of security June 25, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — A Relevant Old Soul @ 5:42 am

I know that many of my few readers are waiting anxiously for pictures but today I have none to share.  If I could place a picture of all my Savior has done for me then I would, but there is no greater picture than that of the cross which could ever describe my indebtedness to the Lord.

Isaiah 33:5-6 (Contemporary English Version)

5You, LORD, are above all others,

and you live in the heavens.

You have brought justice

and fairness to Jerusalem;

6you are the foundation

on which we stand today.

You always save us and give

true wisdom and knowledge.

Nothing means more to us [a] than obeying you.

This is not the typical version of scripture that I read or use but in this verse its wording was so appropriate.  There is no way that my feeble mind could ever explain to you how the Lord has sustained me.  Moving my family overseas has been a difficult journey.  Moments of insecurity and moments of adversity.  BUT GOD!  I have been blessed with such a peaceful spirit!

There are many days in which I begin to doubt and just as quickly as the thoughts arise, they are washed away with the promise of his faithfulness.  He has indeed been my Strong tower!  He is my Refuge and my Strength.  I deserve nothing from him.  Through him I was created and through him I draw each and every breath.  I do not dare presume he owe me his protection, his wisdom, his comfort, or his strength and yet he provides it.  All to God be the Glory!  In myself, I would have fallen.  In myself I would have given up.  In myself I would have crumbled and been broken over the loss of friends and family.  In Christ, I am abundantly and exceedingly happy in the opportunity given me.

God is doing a new thing!  And I am only along for the ride.  I seek only to grow in Holiness and likeness to him.  He has not only placed me here, but also has provided me with all that I need to continue my life in pursuit of bringing Glory unto him.  Why do I ever doubt his faithfulness?  Why do I ever doubt his power?

I stand Amazed in the Presence!  How Awesome and Mighty you are Lord!  I am so unworthy of the your Grace and Mercy!  I humbly seek to serve you and I adoringly thank you for all you are to me!

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Picked to perfection June 17, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — A Relevant Old Soul @ 2:24 am

Genesis 1:9-13 And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

We are surrounded by amazing architecture and brilliant scenes.  There are many days when I am still in shock that I am getting to spend time living in this place.  England is beautiful.  It is a rich and unique experience.  But some days it is nice to just enjoy those simple everyday things.  The things we take for granted.  The tiny little things that scream forth the Majesty of God.  Little bugs crawling around, fruit growing on trees and bushes, snails working to make it across the sidewalk.  It is often the case that we look for huge major instances to point to Christ but I think it is in the small things that we see him best.  Maybe his attention to the smallest of details is of comfort to me.  I am not sure why but when I see a vast field of green vegetation and one wild purple wild flower in the middle of it, I can not help but think about the significance of that one small flower.  It may be small, it may be different but it stands proudly shining toward the heavens.  And I wonder if it is just there for me.  Just a whisper from God.  Just a little smile for that moment.  The small things do indeed matter.

Last week we had the opportunity to go to a Pick Your Strawberries Farm with the home school group.  We had a great time.  And standing in that field of strawberry bushes I was reminded of how Majestic our God is.  I was reminded of his provision, his plans, his perfect creation.  It may seem trivial to some but for me it was a great reminder of my Great Savior!

The boys had a wonderful time.  Logan of course eating more strawberries than he actually placed in his basket.  Aaron had fun trying to find the ones that were the most red and the biggest.  I love seeing them take joy in the simple things.  I love that the small things are such a big deal to them.

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