It is an endless cycle of fire and rebirth untill the day we are finally reborn into eternal life. We will forever be with the Father who gave us life and loved us enough to give His Son for us. He is forever with His children and though He brings us through fire it will never be too hot for us. All glory to His name!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Here's to new beginnings

So...I finally decided to start a blog, thank you mom for getting the ball rolling :-).  No idea who will, or will even want to read it...but here it is. 
God is doing so much in my family’s life right now.  The past three years has been quite the journey.  He has brought us through fire and flood; we have come out of each with a renewed sense of grace and a new understanding of the God we serve.  His glory is so great and His love so unlimited, how can people not stand in awe.  I still don’t understand it. 
I am sitting here listening to the wind outside, thinking about how blessed we are.  God has given us another few days of rest and relief...I am so thankful for this.  There is nothing like watching those you love suffer and there being nothing you can do to ease it.  Many times the ONLY thing we can do is pray, words and actions feel empty on those days and giving in to grief or giving up would be so easy.  But where would giving up lead?  What good would mourning do when there is still a fight left?  God is in such complete control and He keeps on revealing it.  He never lets us settle into a comfort zone.  He brings days of peace and stillness then He brings the days of storm.   He is the same in days of stillness and in days of unrelenting storms; He is God of both and is unchanging. 
Our lives change every day;  your whole outlook on life changes when you are brought close to death.  Life is uncertain.  We make our plans and they can change in an instant.  Like it says in James 4:13-15, “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit"— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.  Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."
Let us give our lives and worries over to our unchanging God.  He holds our futures in His hand, “...and life is worth the living, just because He lives”.
Remain blessed and in His care,