Thursday, October 13, 2011

Today I...

Today I...
Read this and liked it.
It's an excerpt from a devotional that I am reading called 90 Days of God's Goodness.

The author says...

My friend told me, years after her trauma:
"I discovered myself in a spirit of entitlement. I learned that
God was not going to go down my checklist of happiness and
fulfill it. I learned what it meant to surrender to his will.
Before, I wanted certain gifts from him. Now I want him.
I have thought, If this was going to happen to someone, it was
better for it to happen to me, with my faith in God, than to 
happen to...anyone without Christ. I have come through this
with an absolute confidence in God. I know he will walk with me
through the rest of my life. I have been through the valley of the
shadow of death, and he was with me. Because he's been faithful
in all I've gone through, I have less to be afraid of now."

That's what I read this morning.

Today I...
Went for a walk with some good friends. The rain stopped, the sun poked its head out, and I noticed that the Oregon leaves are changing their color. My favorite time of the year: Autumn!

Today I...
Learned how to make collared greens and tasted them for the first time.

Today I...
Thought collared greens were really good.

Maybe (somewhere deep down) I am southern... A girl can hope... ;)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the reading in your devotional!

    I think that is so true.. I know at times in my life it has been more about what God provides and my happiness, but that isn't what life is about. I think that view can make anyone dissatisfied with God very quickly. God Himself faced betrayal and suffering on earth and he understands our sorrow and pain. I'm not sure any other religion describes a God that truly understands our disappointments, pain, and well, humanness.

    I love your heart for God and how you continue to pursue your relationship with Him. You are such a great and encouraging friend. Thanks for sharing!