Monday, November 14, 2011

thankful 13 and 14.

ah. what a fantastic weekend. i admit i was a bit crabby after saturday came and went, and i did not complete any items that i had on my to-do list. the day was good, just not super productive.

so yesterday, i kicked it into high gear (high for me, which may not be all that high) and got the garage emptied enough to park my 'bert' inside. i woke up this morning sore and satisfied!! bring it, winter, i am ready now.

which leads me to my gratefulness. this morning in my bible time, i thanked God for giving me a healthy body that enables me to do things like clean out the garage. our bodies are amazing, and i take mine for granted way too often.

i did wake up with sore hands and arms from the endeavor. i suffer a bit from arthritis, at least i think that's what it is, especially in the changing seasons. i asked God to take away a bit of the pain today, if He would.

His answer to me came quickly, as i was reading Hebrews this morning. the verses talk about disciplines that are appropriate for God to take in order to better us, because He loves us. even though it might have seemed a bit out of context, the ACTUAL words used went like this:

So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong.

Hebrews 12:12/13

So there you have it, my goal for the week, and my Helper who will make it so. So very thankful for the Word of God, alive and real and life-changing, for sure. Thank you, Lord, let's have a great week together!

ps. Siesta says 'read it, it's good.'



Rani said...

I am guilty of prooftexting. Always looking for meaning where I probably shouldn't be. In ABC (adult Bible class) yesterday Pastor was talking about how God owns us but we own Him as well, as in we have ownership in our lives. We can and should ask God to be present in our decisions and our thoughts and we should ask for things in prayer even when we are not sure or are even pretty unsure that He can deliver what we WANT. Because He is our loving maker and wants us to be happy so He will answer our prayers in His time. So if you pray for something to happen by Wednesday and it doesn't. It does not mean that He does not LOVE you, it just means that you cannot predict His plan for you...nice post :)

bobbione8y said...

oh, my friend, you would like our current bible study, Is God to Blame, which talks about such things as this :))

i think it's funny how God illuminates certain texts for us as we are in relationship with Him. i had seriously never NOTICED that particular verse before!

Karen said...

LOVE this post. I have been feeling the pull to a more dedicated and faithful Bible reading myself.