Sunday, August 4, 2013
Today is Sunday. It has been a good day and a better day after spending time in God's house. Sometimes it's good to listen to God's Word spoken out loud and of course to worship in song. We settled in on God's promises for those who trust him as savior. One particular verse stood out John 10:27-28 "My sheep listen to my voice: I know them and they follow me. vs 28 I give them eternal life and they will never perish. No one can snatch them from me." I love the fact that no one can snatch me from the Lord's hand. I so often feel like I am getting sucked into this vacuum that we call the world. It's like one of the modern vacuum's. We spin round and round and we continue to collect the dust of this world. I feel like I am stuck and will never get out. Well that is wrong thinking . The Lord says no one can snatch me from his hand. I might jump into that vacuum all by myself, but God never lets go of me. The key is to listen to the shepherd's voice and follow him. I think I tune out that voice at times and miss God's whole purpose for me. I used to tell my kids you hear what you want to. I think I do that a lot. I get lazy and afraid and I think I know a better way and alas I fail. This summer has been really hard and it has been hard to listen to the shepherd. I know he loves us and wants his perfect plan to be executed in our lives. We are trying to follow him, but his voice gets muffled with other voices and opinions and of course our ideas. He is the good shepherd and he has given me eternal life and I will not perish. That just has to be enough sometimes. I think knowing I will spend eternity with him, in his actual presence is more than I can fathom. This life really is a vapor and this summer is like a drip in the vast ocean of eternity. My prayer is that I listen for His voice.....I know his voice because I am his. Lord teach me to block out the enemy and hear you loud and clear.
My sweet baby Molly is on a missions trip to the Dominican Republic. She sent me a video of the bathroom..random...no her Daddy asked about the bathrooms.....a Daddy's girl all the way. What a wonderful way to end my day seeing my sweet girl's face. I don't care how old they get when they are out of the country they stay on my mind and in my prayers. I am so proud of the woman she has become. I am praying she and her husband Dan grow in Christ during this trip. My kids have truly become followers of the Shepherd. They hear his voice and follow him. What a blessing. God is so good.
One last thought. I just want to say how much I love my daughter-in-law Lorie. She is my hero and I am constantly amazed at her fortitude and her tender spirit. She is a godly woman and a great mom. She loves my son Paul and she loves my grand babies. You are special to me! One of my favorite pictures with Lorie and of course Miss Rylie Bug!