Friday, May 28, 2010

A Poem of Encouragment


There's never a night but is followed by day,
And the darkest to dawn must give place:
There's never a sorrow that crosses our way
But is sent with a message of grace.
It comes to the peasant, it comes to the king,
It comes in our pleasures and pain;
It comes from the Father of mercies, to bring
To His fold His own stray ones again.
O soul! is thy burden too heavy to bear?
Does the load seem too weighty for one?
There's a Helper at hand all thy sorrows to share,
'Tis thy Father's own well-beloved Son.
Then cast every burden on Jesus thy Lord,
And thy troubles will quickly depart;
Make every sweet promise in His precious Word
An entrance to His loving heart.

-John Williams

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Contentment


I was thinking one day about the fall of Satan. What caused his fall? I believe it was because He was discontent. He was not content with the position and the role that God had given Him even though it was the highest position God could give Him! Satan decided that God's decisions and choices were not loving, kind, good and the best. Satan began to doubt God and then became dissatisfied with the role and position He had given Him. He sought the position God holds and now we see the war that has been raged. We see the terrible affects it has brought upon our world!

Now think about what it does in our individual lives when we become discontent with the role and the place and the duties that God has given us and we began to seek after the position and role and the duties of someone else. Think about it.. Have we seen the affects of the choices others have made in regard to this? I would say "yes!" Have we seen the good where the good choices have been made and the bad where the bad choices have been made? I would say "Yes!" Have we seen the long lasting affects of those choices? Again I would say "Yes!" Do we want to be like satan? Do we want to bring misery and destruction upon ourselves and the lives of others by the choices we make to be discontent? I pray not!

God's ways are always the best! We can count on it! We can count on Him! And if you agree, don't you think we can trust God with our life and whatever role and position and duty He should place us in?

"O Lord! Help us! Help me always to make the choice to be content with the role, the duties and the position you have placed me in! Please strengthen my faith and help me always to trust you completely in and with all things."

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Little Glimpse of Motherhood

That little arm wrapped around mine, those little legs clinging onto me, those little eyes looking up into mine with total trust, love and joy. Her face was wreathed in a big smile. I looked down into that sweet little face of the little one in my arms. My heart thrilled through and through and I overflowed with love for that precious little bundle of treasure. Precious little darling child. I can't explain how I felt then, perhaps it was like what a mother feels looking into her child. This little over a year old baby was so thrilled that I held her in my arms as I washed fixings for Salad and also that I washed her little hands and then allowed her to dip her hand in with mine as we together washed the greens and put them in the spinner. Every time she would put a leaf or two into the spinner or the bowl, she would look up at me with these sweet sparkling eyes and the biggest, cutest smile! Then I took her hand in mine and together we spun the water off the greens and then put them in the bowl. She was thrilled. She totally loved it and I totally loved it too! It was so worth it to have her look in my face with confidence and love and joy! I can't express how I felt and how it thrilled me! I thought into the future to the time that if God allowed, I would hold my very own little one in my arms. I thought about how it would thrill me to have my little one look into my face the same way and hold her arms out at me. I thought about how I would train and raise my baby... I am sooo very thankful for the the time that God allowed me to have a glimpse of motherhood, of what it would be like to be a mother.(No, this isn't the first time I held a baby in my arms, it's not the first time I felt joy when that child looked into my eyes but this was just another glimpse and a little more profound) If it was God's will that I marry and have a child someday.. I would count it as one of the greatest honors and blessings that God could ever give me, and one of the most solemn and awesome and high and noble and challenging a duty to raise that little one for God. I could do nothing less then my best and my all to raise that child for God and in the way He would want me to...
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