Jason and I drove up to Visalia this weekend for our belated "Going Away" Gathering at Grace Community. The trip gave us some good car communication time (the best kind when because there are no distractions and you are stuck with each other!). We were talking about prayer...whether or not it changes ones circumstances... We talked about the idea of "fake it til ya feel it". Which is what I am currently trying to practice. Loving God because I know He is good.
Because of my "circumstance" I may not feel it. But, my feelings will follow.
Years ago, I remember being in a Bible Study where we talked about not letting your circumstances determine your attitude. As women, this is especially challenging because we are so passionate and emotionally driven (not all, but most more then men). I have also been thinking about where I placed, and temporarily lost, my "eternal perspective glasses". This happens on occasion. I take them off and set them down, not remembering that I even have them. Then, I get in some kind of tizzy, that lasts a short period of time, or until it dawns on me...I have taken my eternal perspective glasses off and have been looking at things all wrong.
We were not created for this world. This world is not how God intended it to be. This is all SO temporary. Even my situation is so temporary, especially compared to others who live with their situation permanently. But even theirs is temporary, though the pain here on earth(emotional or physical) may seem unbearable, it will indeed subside on that glorious day when we fall at the feet of our creator.
They lay their crowns before the throne and say,
"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things. and by your will they were created and have their being."
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