Lately God has been pricking me with his Grace and Goodness. I know sometimes I can get down and be the natural worrier according to Francis Chan in Crazy Love, but these are the times especially right now that God shows me His Presence. I don’t always see His Presence in me but through others my eyes are opened to his Grace. As 2013 quietly rolled into my life, I hoped for Great things but so far the year has been full of mixed emotions. Then God steps in and shows me his walk with others so I can see his awesomeness in my life. Over six months ago I wanted time to share the Lord with other woman and now the Lord has richly blessed my life with a small group of women who are willing to meet in the evenings ( Thanks Rosanne, Lynn, and Jesse) and some great girls from work who I also meet with to study Crazy Love ( Love you – Amy, Elizabeth, Brenda, Felicia, Lori). Amazingly God brings Beth Moore and Francis Chan together for me and WOW my mind really is spinning. The lessons this month have really impacted me and brought forward some special people whose testimony in times of suffering and trials inspires me to seek my Lord. Next week a colleague and awesome math teacher ( Just ask Jesse) will enter the hospital to have his bone marrow eradicated. The miracle is his brother is a perfect match but the pain he will endure breaks my heart. One day his wife who is also a colleague shared that she and Blaine had so much peace through this walk and I could see God’s presence. Just read Blaine’s Blog and you can feel the peace of God is walking with him through this valley. He is one of my heros!
Join his fight and read his blog I am Fighting with Blaine.
Some more friends of Derwin and I is another young couple who joined us on the cruise this fall for Michelle’s (Derwin’s Employee) wedding. We have known them for awhile but during this trip and through the fall we learned that Angela was very sick and the cruise might have been her last trip. She now spends most days in bed due to the pain from her disease. She is able to do very little with two young girls who need to be taken care of and a husband who must work. I am crushed by their situation yet every time I talk to her she tells me how blessed she is, how wonderful God is, and I leave her presence knowing God was there. She in the depths of her pain praises her Father and shows his love to others around her when she needs that love shown to her. Thank you Angela for sharing yourself and your testimony with everyone you meet. You are a beautiful woman
Finally another colleague of mine – another young couple – right after the new year lost their baby. She was 6 months along. Not only was she happy after battling herself the previous year her pregnancy was a blessing and one she shared with everyone including her students. Sadly she lost the little girl named Emerson she anticipated so much. I really can not truly imagine her pain and her loss. I have no idea how she really feels but she is also a blogger usually sharing wonderful stories for all to read, but now I feel the depth of her pain and the love she has for her God. Her testimony gives me hope that no matter what is happening if Lauren can walk through her pain and feel the presence of the Lord then I need to stop worrying so much and give it all to the Lord. This is my sin but these three individuals have really been a shining example for me in my walk. Lauren’s Blog is the merry mrs mobley take a moment and read her testimony through this trial.
For some reason these three are constantly on my mind and each time my bitterness or worrying takes over I try to stop and think of them and know that I need to point my life toward the Lord so I can feel His Presence and see his Grace. I just wanted to share these wonderful people and thank God for the example they have been for me in my life.