Hi Dear Ones:
I have missed being here. Things have been extra busy for me since Eric's surgery. He is still not able to walk and so my partner in care, of our very full life, has been incapacitated.
I have to say though, I have been doing really well. I have been purposing to remember. Remember God's faithfulness. There isn't one single hard spot in my life that He has not brought me through. Not one. He has a perfect track record. How awesome is He?
I have also been purposing to be thankful. Even in the midst of struggles I find something praise worthy. Something that merits gratitude. The circumstances don't necessarily change but my outlook does.
I am also getting things put back into their proper place. God has once again reminded me that my life isn't about me at all. I am utterly miserable when I place me at the center. As Max Lucado puts it "Life makes sense when we accept our place. The gift of pleasures, the purpose of problems ~ ALL for Him. The God centered life works. And it rescues us from a life that doesn't."
That is exactly how I feel right now. Rescued. Rescued from forgetfulness of God's faithfulness. Rescued from complaining. Rescued from self centeredness.
When I am thankful my heart is happy.
When I place God at the center and make my life all about Him I have peace of mind and I am free.
Father God, thank you for your faithfulness, without my messiah I am such a mess. Keep my eyes stedfast on you. I never want to forget. My life is yours. My blessings are yours. My struggles are yours. My everything is yours. It is in complete surrender to You and your plans that, even though it's not about me, I feel I become the best me. All for you my king...all for you.
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