Sunday, August 17, 2008

This is the day that the Lord has made...


Sunday comes every week. Isn't it amazing? For us pastors, we REALLY realize just how quick Sunday and Wednesday both come. They never stop, they just keep on 'comin.

I'm so ready for today. I have been saturated in worship all week long...my heart is prepared for whatever God wants to do.

Last night I was reading Streams in the Desert and there were some great points about God doing what He said he would do. You know, the whole, "if He can move my mountain, He can move your mountain," thing. In my life coaching class yesterday, one of my ladies brought up the fact that she knows the promises of God "academically" as she called it, but is having a hard time believing them in her heart when she sees her life circumstances right now. It seems like a lot of people are eating out of that box of Cheerios at this time. I talked about saturating ourselves in God's presence, and also the power of agreement with a friend, and borrowing a little of their faith when yours seems low. That has been extremely key to me in my life right now.

Coming home from class and reading Streams in the Desert reinforced to me the importance of standing on the Word. Listen to this excerpt:

"Do as thou hast said, that thy name may be magnified forever" (1 Chron. 17:23-24).

Every promise of Scripture is a writing of God, which may be pleaded before Him with this reasonable request: "Do as Thou hast said." The Creator will not cheat His creature who depends upon His truth; and far more, the Heavenly Father will not break His word to His own child.

I love that! The Creator will not cheat His creature who depends upon His truth! That's me! That's you! He will not break His Word. We can count on it. As the song says, "I Have to Believe", but the thing is, I can believe knowing that He will not lie, He will not cheat, He will keep His promise to me. Because He's God! Hope does not disappoint. He's hope!

I really felt apprehensive about leading my life coaching class yesterday with the way I've been feeling. But really, it went great. The Lord empowered me as He always does, and besides that, it was fantastic to focus on other people's issues. I love my ladies so much! Also, I'm evening out more...getting more in balance and mornings are slightly better each day.

Speaking of mornings, this morning we're going to a new level in worship. I feel it, I know it, I sense it... did I mention that?

I might blog my thoughts again this afternoon or tonight with an update from service...or I might just crash for the night with the Teeb. I am really tired from A LOT of work yesterday. I worked pretty much tirelessly on Saturday because I did take off on "fun Friday" and did absolutely no church stuff and was just with my family. Teeb and I went on a date to Carrabbas and used a gift certficate I got for my b'day. And we hung out with Savanna, as the boys worked most of the day. The price I pay for fully taking my day off is always working like a crazy woman on Saturday, but the time with my family is much more important and worth whatever to do it.

All that to say -- I'm definitely getting a nap today after morning worship, choir lunch and rehearsal. A snuggle and snooze is absolutely on my daytimer.

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