Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Children

I love to see God working in my life especially through others. Recently someone posted a scripture. One that I have heard and read time and time again. It got me to start studying that more and more. I want to share that scripture and a couple more and some thoughts I have. The following is something that I found and wanted to share.

Psalm 139:14 reads; "I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, and my soul knows very well." In the original Hebrew text, the word 'fearfully' means: with great reverence and heart-felt interest and respect. The word 'wonderfully' means: unique, set apart, uniquely marvelous. WOW! No wonder the psalmist bursts out with exuberant praise in this verse. He realized the great love and concern that went into his unique and very individual creation. The next time you have the temptation to ask the Lord, "Don't you care what is happening to me?" Remember this verse, because the total truth is that He cares with an acute intensity that cannot ever be measured.

For more understanding regarding this subject, let's take a look at Ephesians 2:10. "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared beforehand that we should walk in them"

God knew my children long before I had even dreamed of them. He knew exactly how He would make them. Who am I to question that this is not right. That they are not perfect! God made them. Is anything that He does not perfect? No!

Last night a friend of mine's son wrote something very loving and touching to her. I told him that I hope that Abe will love and adore me as much as he loves his mom when Abe is older. As I held him at 2:00 AM feeding him while he was having a really bad seizure and overwhelming peace came over me. I know without question that God has Abe in His arms, under His wing, in His complete protection. To God these seizures are not big things. WHY am I wasting time on praying that God will stop the seizures? God has much bigger plans for Abe's life and these seizures are not going to stop God from working in Abe's life. Quickly my focus and my prayers went to praying for Abe's life, for God's will for Abe's life. My prayers are too small for him. I should be praying big prayers for Abe.

I am so very thankful for each of my wonderfully and fearfully made by God children. I am so very thankful that each day God doesn't give up on me and continues to teach me what He wants me to learn. What I need to become more Christ like. I want the negative, oh whoa is me, burden filled stuff out of my life. That is what I will continue to work towards.

My favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Why am I sharing all this with ya'll? Because I need prayers for me to focus on this. I want to keep my focus right and not let it stray. I don't understand God's plan. Not only for my life but others who are suffering, others who have lost, others who are going through trials and tribulations. If we are walking in the way of the Lord He will guide us and protect us. During that time it may not seem that way but He is. It may take going through the storm, a long hard storm before we see the sunshine. I honestly believe though that He will not leave us, forget us or let us fall as long as we keep our eyes on him and stay within His will.

I love each and everyone of you! I am so very thankful to have you in my life, praying with me!


Sue said...

This is so beautiful, Kelli, and I am extremely thankful that you shared this! It spoke to me in a huge way this morning, in a way that I needed to hear. I don't think it's a coincidence that I stopped by your blog. :) I've been really struggling with this lately, trusting God and believing that He doesn't want to harm us as the passage states ... not so much with Grace's clubfoot (now that her relapse scare is over) but with other "life stuff."

I know in my head that of course God doesn't want to harm us, that He loves us more than we can fathom. But we've had some awful experiences over the past couple of years -- times when we faithfully followed God's call into something (my husband is/was a pastor) and we were horribly hurt. It's hard not to want to "blame" God, or question Him -- "We followed Your leading; why did You hurt us?" I know that's not it, but when you go through it, well -- it's hard! :)

Now we're at a point where we are feeling God starting to nudge us again, and there's fear -- fear of trusting, fear of getting hurt again. Your words today were JUST what I needed to hear and I thank you so much for that!

You are a strong, strong woman, Kelli -- my prayer is that you will continue to be blessed with strength and hold on to that peace that you felt when you were holding Abe. It's clear that your beautiful children are such a blessing -- live and thrive in the knowledge of that!

Hope you have a wonderful day!
(Sue, from the clubfoot board)

Julie said...

I came across your blog while searching Google for Atlanta muscle biopsy. Our doctor just informed us yesterday that she thinks our three year old needs a muscle biopsy and she would like us to go to Atlanta to have it done. Anyway, I am so thankful I came across your blog. It is very inspiring and your honesty, as well as the Scriptures you shared, were very helpful to me. We just celebrated a third birthday that I was not excited about as our little guy is not walking or talking yet. I appreciated your blog about Abe's birthday. Just wanted to let you know that your story touched a total stranger tonight and that I will be praying for your family.