Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Leaning

I hope that you all will forgive me for wallowing in self pity.....AGAIN!! LOL



God is really working on me. It seems to all be hitting at one time and sometimes I get overwhelmed, wondering what it's all for. I guess I am still searching for my purpose-what is it that God is changing me for?



Oh, how I wish I was a patient person-wish I didn't always have to have all the answers.



I am broken and in search of healing. Yes, I know where the healing comes from. It comes from my Creator. But, it is so hard to wait when your in pain.



I was at my daughter's soccer practice this evening. Across the field were 3 trees bending in the wind. Have you ever noticed that trees, having been blown in the same direction by the wind for a long amount of time, just naturally lean that way?



It's supposed to be that way with us and God. We should learn to naturally lean into Him after spending time in a relationship with our Father.



Oh, but my flesh- it wins out too often, and it's like spittin' in the wind, my friends.



I need to learn to lean into my Maker. Trust in the One who is above all others.



I want to say thank you to Kimberly who reminded me to lean in.

And also a thank you to Laurie who reminds me that Satan is ever present waiting to devour the weak in their weaknesses..... sometimes I forget that he is lurking.

Thank you so much to all of my friends who pray for me and remind me that I am never alone. I truly felt your prayers today.

This is the verse I am holding on to tonight and in the days to come:

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is- his good, pleasing, and perfect will. Romans 12:2

8 comments:

Carol said...

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms. Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms. (I'm singing if you haven't guessed by now!) Still praying for you. You are taking such a stand for Christ. I am so proud of you.

Jenifer said...

Hello, sweet friend. Just wanted to share a few nuggets of gold from God's Word that I pray will be an encouragement to you today. Know that I am lifting you up to the Father.

"We also have joy with our troubles, because we know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character, and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out His love to fill our hearts." Romans 5:3-5

"We have around us many people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back. Let us look only to Jesus, the One who began our faith and who makes it perfect." Hebrews 12:1-2a

"My brothers and sisters, when you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that theses troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience. Let your patience show itself perfectly in what you do. Then you will be perfect and complete and will have everything you need." James 1:2-4

"God began doing a good work in you, and I am sure He will continue it until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again." Philippians 1:6

May you experience the love of our Daddy today like you never have before. May you see Him today in a new and fresh light. May His joy fill your heart. Never forget, you are the apple of His eye and He is delighted by your beauty.

Blessings,
Jenifer

LAURIE said...

Cheri,
I am praying for you today, that God will surround you with His love, forgiveness and peace. Your post is so right...and I love the connection with the tree...if we would just learn to lean! -love and prayers, Laurie

Laura said...

I love your honesty and your bent heart. Whether you see it or not, it is bent towards God. Otherwise, you wouldn't be writing what you do. I see the Lord working in your life and I'm praying for you as you seek to live for Him. It's always a blessing to stop by your blog because of your transparency. God bless you,
Laura

Laura said...

I love your honesty and your bent heart. Whether you see it or not, it is bent towards God. Otherwise, you wouldn't be writing what you do. I see the Lord working in your life and I'm praying for you as you seek to live for Him. It's always a blessing to stop by your blog because of your transparency. God bless you,
Laura

kmom3 said...

Cheri,
You are so precious. It is so good that you are so open and honest about where you are with God. Your honesty ministers to others so much more than you having it all together ever would!!!
I love the picture you painted for us of the trees bending. I, too, know I need to lean towards Him so much more than I do. Bowing at His feet, surrendering to His will, praising Him all my days.
Girl, we are on this journey together, and I am praying for you.
And you are always such an encouragement to me, even on days when you may feel like you aren't offering anyone anything....you are. You have a heart set on Him, and that is a blessing to see!
Love you! May He help us both to see ourselves through His eyes of love today!
In His Grip,
Kimberly

Darlene said...

Thanks for praying for my family. Things are still on thin ice...my daughter is still under our roof and God is opening her eyes. It means so much to have Sister's in Christ that will life you up in prayers and words of encouragement. Keep praying for us. We have a long way to go ....I know we will get there with God as our guide.
I enjoy reading your blog and your words inspire me to strive to be better in HIM. Through your words I realized the early morning wake up calls were for me to get up and spend quiet time with our Heavenly Father. This is still a struggle for me but, oh how my days go better when I do. Thanks for encouraging words and prayer. I will be praying for you.

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

You are leaning into the arms of Almighty God, your Abba Daddy...

I'm praing for you sweet sister.

love,
steph.