Monday, August 11, 2008
Last Post for Awhile
Due to my parents' ill health, I'm shutting down my blog for awhile. I don't know for how long but I would appreciate your prayers for my parents. They are in their eighties and are needing me more and more which I do not mind at all. I love them both dearly and am so appreciative to God that I am available to care for them. I also request your prayers for my husband and children and me. I'll just end this by saying that the past few weeks have been the most stressful, the most difficult, but also the most glorious as I brought each and every situation under the protective umbrella of my Lord's good and perfect will. It seems the more stress I'm given, the more I'm compelled to lean on Him, and the more assurance He gives me of His Presence, and that if I will just let Him have control and have faith in Him and His Word, His perfect will (which is in our best interest) will be done. As I lay in bed last night and felt the old anxiousness building, God revealed to me that He was right there with me in my heart by reminding me of this Bible verse, "The kingdom of God is within you." I imagined Jesus sitting on His throne in my heart and I asked Him to reign fully in me and to bring my body under subjection to Him. As I prayed I felt my body beginning to relax. I hope I always remember that He truly is in all and in Him all things hold together--including me.