PRAY! Though this fact is well known to me, sometimes I forget. Sometimes I try to take care of things on my own, sometimes I even get a bit "big for my britches" and try to tell God what my life needs. Today (and most days) I am reminded that God knows, He just wants me to ask - to talk to Him one on one.
My friend Theresa has breast cancer. It was in remission, but last year just before the holidays it reared its' ugly head again and yesterday she hit a bump in the road. I feel so helpless and I can't even imagine what she must be going through. She sent out an email to tell us of the news, what she knows and doesn't know, and she ended it with these three things -
What I AM sure of ...
* God is great.
* It is going to be better than okay.
* I am saved.
Amen? So I am praying, as are all of her friends and I know God will take care of her.
I find great peace in knowing that God has a plan for my life, I find much frustration not knowing His plan in my own imperfect time. Some days I say "God, please just drop a brick with a note attached containing my itinerary for the next, oh, five years". Needless to say, no brick.
In a recent post I talked about my Dad's obsession with the weather - my current obsession is our next set of orders. Not a day goes by when I don't think of where we'll go next - obsession.
I like living in Italy, I love the travel opportunities we have as a family, but my soul does not feel settled here -I can't explain it any other way. I don't hate it here (there are those that do), but I'm ready for something new. As for today I will have to let that obsession go, give it up to God and try and find some peace here until November.
Tuesday's three things-
1. I am thankful Theresa is in good hands with her Drs and her life is in His hands.
2. I am thankful for peace I know is coming.
3. I am thankful for my family. (I've probably said this one before, but really, can you say it enough?)