Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How Do You Choose To Live Your Life?

My philosophy today... “Life is not a journey to the grave, with the intention of arriving safely, in one pretty and well-preserved piece, but to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out and defiantly shouting ‘Take THAT Satan’” (Author unknown)

I know I know, it’s not scriptural…lol but it’s the way I am feeling.

So much happening in life these days, and as my dear friend Laura reminded me, I need to put on the full armor of God. Yesterday was one of those days that I did not put on my armor until much later in the day, and was feeling the bruising.

It’s funny how life can do that to you isn’t it? The day started with a huge joy when I learned a dear friend is pregnant. (Found out this morning that another is as well …YAY A!!) Then got to work and just started feeling down…held down by sadness.

It was then that I remembered that while tomorrow is a day for complete joy, my sweet S turns 17 yrs old (not sure how that’s possible…lol), but it’s also the anniversary of my father in law’s journey to heaven. Both reasons for rejoicing, but the latter has been sort of sitting on my heart lately.

Perhaps it’s the reminders, perhaps it’s the time we have spent pouring over old pictures, perhaps it’s the fact that I am hormonal…lol or just a little unhinged...who knows.

I got some really huge fun great news while at lunch…Can’t tell you about it yet…but seriously God is too cool for words! The way He works things out is unreal sometimes.

I got home to a recount of my S’s day and the issues that she’s having with ‘friends’ being ugly and mean. Of rumors being spread and people not being truthful. Sometimes parenting leaves you feeling like you could cause bodily harm to people that hurt your children… the momma bear in me growls pretty big when you mess with my kids. (Of course I would not!!!... but you momma’s know what I mean)

And on top of it all E-man is having some issues keeping his meds down. THIS one bugs me the most. I am sure it’s easily remedied, but it’s still freakin’ me out. He’s been through enough, we need to get this fixed and let him live a normal happy childhood…he deserves no less! And so much more! So pray for him will you?

As I went to bed I read my devotion and this is was the scripture…

Matthew 11:29 (New International Version)
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

What I decided this morning is that His Grace is New Every Morning!! I am doing what I know God has planned for me. I feel good about His leading, I feel His hand on my life, I feel His presence in the places HE is taking us. I know He loves my children in a way that I cannot, and His Pappa Bear claws are way bigger than mine! Death’s sting has no place here, because my Savior over came it… today I choose to count it blessing that there are trials because it means that I am causing Mr Ugly some heart burn.

How do you choose to live your life?

1 comment:

LisaShaw said...

Amen sis! His grace is new every morning! Where would we be without HIS GRACE!!!

I'm praying for you and your family Andrea. Hold fast to the LORD.

Love you.

P.S. Posted your message for LOAM this morning.