Tuesday, September 19, 2006

God engineers our circumstances

Today in My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers said, "We have the idea that we ought to shield ourselves from some of the things God brings around us. May it never be! It is God who engineers our circumstances, and whatever they may be we must see that we face them while continually abiding with Him in His temptations. They are His temptations, not temptations to us, but temptations to the life of the Son of God in us. Jesus Christ’s honor is at stake in our bodily lives. Are we remaining faithful to the Son of God in everything that attacks His life in us?"


I do realize that everything that happens in my life has been through God's approval. There is no circumstance I'm in that He didn't say, "alright, let it happen." So, He knows what is happening and how I'm going to come through it. It seems like all I have been doing lately is taking the kids for check ups, taking myself for check ups, going for dentist appointments, getting cavities filled, making doctor's appointments for Larry (that he doesn't want to go to of course, but I make him for his own good), and all that kind of stuff. By mid October we should be all caught up if everything is alright.

Today was such a busy day for me. It's my day that I try to work from home, because I get so much more done. I started doing it a year ago on Tuesdays because that way I do all my serious computer work for church, without interruption. No one can walk in my office and interrupt me...being that I'm 20 minutes away. I realize I'm inaccessible at the office that day, but quite honestly if I'm not inaccessible one day, things aren't ready for the weekend nor the month at church. Somebody walks in my office every 2 seconds it seems...so working from a different location one day a week gives me time to bang out a bunch of work. I got so much done today...two major projects. It is amazing to me that usually in one day on Tuesday I many times get more done than the entire rest of the work week combined! I think sometimes people think we do nothing at the church office and just sit around waiting for them to "drop in." I love it when people volunteer for us and they get educated about what goes on at a church office. But I digress...uh, wait a minute, how can you digress on a blog? Isn't a blog many times just a bunch of digression? (is that a word?) Moving right along...

After finishing work, I went with Dustin to get his pants altered for Homecoming. They can't be altered. They are too big. So, we have to go exchange them. I just hope we can accomplish it successfully by Saturday. Time is running out. We have to find something...no matter what. I went with him and ordered Whitney's corsage today. He doesn't know anything about corsages nor was he overly concerned about it...he saw no difference in any of them, really. Of course he thought I was making too much of the situation, but it was important to me that it be right...so I walked him through it. Next week he gets his senior portraits taken. Yesterday he got his clothes for senior portraits. He needed a dressy outfit and a casual one. He looks great in them both. Larry took him to get his hair cut too. This is amazing. It seems like just yesterday that I was laying beside him his first night before kindergarten...after he went to sleep...crying that "my baby" was going to school. Now he's graduating. And I couldn't be prouder of him. He's such a wonderful son and a beautiful person. I think everyone around him (at least anyone with any sense!) has always recognized his sensitivity and his tenderness.

I am concerned and in prayer right now over something with Larry's health. I try not to worry about him...but sometimes I do! I have to force him to go to the Dr.'s right now...again..., and it's not fun. I don't like being his "mother"....I much prefer being his wife. My friend Tana tells me most men are this way and we've just gotta do what we gotta do and press through it with them. Sometimes I just want to rap him on the head and say, "Wake up! We love you and need you, so by golly, take care of this already!!" I have to believe that God sees my circumstances and is in control. I say my circumstances because when something is happening to Larry, it's happening to me. His body is my body, and when something is wrong with it, something's wrong with me. I just have to keep the focus that God is in control, and He has engineered the circumstances.

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