Nothing too exciting going on around here today. My sister, Sandy and her family left early this morning for a quick stop to Starbucks and then a long 9 hour drive back to their home. We enjoyed getting to see them even if for a short while. :) My dh and oldest son left for olympic development soccer camp this morning and the little ones and I went to church. We have been home with the blinds closed and doing nothing except for watching tv and playing cards. Trying to keep it really low key today.
We spent yesterday at my in laws a going away of sorts for my nephew, Adam. He is in the Army and will be stationed overseas. He is leaving for training this week for a month and then he will leave the states. It was very hard to say good bye. In the bible it says that we are not promised tomorrow(proverbs 27:1) I am guilty of living my life just the opposite. I am guilty of thinking that I'll mend that relationship tomorrow, I'll write that note or make that call tomorrow and I know that the Lord could call me home at any moment yet I still live that way. Having to say good bye to my nephew really reminds me of that verse. I have been and will continue to pray fervently for him and his safety but I need to remember that I too have people here in my home, extended family members and friends that need to be prayed for fervently just to get through another day and sometimes just to make it through another moment. Maybe they are not facing being in a country full of enemies but they face the enemy of anger and bitterness, lonliness, fear, being led away from the Lord and his holiness, and living a life full of selfishness and discontent. So as I have commited to pray for Adam as he is off fighting for our country I am also going to commit to pray for myself, family and friends, that we will lead lives that are pleasing to the Lord and though we will have struggles I will pray that the Lord will give us peace and endurance to make it through those struggles.
I was looking in the book of Psalm in the bible and I came across these verses. I will leave you with them:
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. he alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Posted by Linda at 2:43 PM