Last night, we went to the early service at church...God just totally spoke to me through that message. It was a constant reminder that even when life is out of control, God it totally in control. Romans 8:28 came to mind, that God works all things for his good. This is The Message paraphrase and it just really seemed to bring hope ~
Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
I also came to the conclusion that these storms we're weathering are only softening the hard outer shell of the seeds of our dreams. Without the soaking rain, the sprouts would never begin to surface and just die in the dirt.
God always loves a good mystery....keeps us on our toes, I guess....never getting too confident that we "know" what's going on. Paul knew that he was going to preach the gospel in Rome, but what he didn't realize that it would be while in prison......if that would have never happened, how many letters of Paul would fill our hearts? The Jewish people were looking for a mighty conquer, not a baby in a manger to be their savior. How often do we forget the awesome power our God has? Even on my worst day, I am blessed beyond measure....more than I've ever deserved....all because He loves me!
Thanks again for lifting me up....I'm praying blessings upon all of you! Even though I can't see the end result, I know that we are in good hands.
Come back later this week for more on the adventures in milk, some crafting and yes...gardens!