Wednesday, July 29, 2009

God of Wonders!!!

Here are some pics from our trip to the Grand Canyon. Tori came to visit for 2 weeks and we took a little mini vacation to explore God's amazing creation. His handiwork screams His name.
I spy Tori!

If you look close you'll see a squirrel begging for food, they are professionals! CLICK to enlarge

Vic and the kids. We sure miss big brother Dusty!
Lexi and big sister Tori!
Tori and Vic
I love this one. It's all about perspective!
Vic and Cameron
The beautiful Grand Canyon

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

As for me...

Hello friends, it's been a long time. I have been enjoying time with my family during summer vacation as I know it will be harder to find that time when I am back to work in August. The Lord has been revealing many things to me this summer as I have sought Him during this ever changing season in my life.

Sometimes it is difficult to determine what God is doing but the beauty of it is that we really don't need to. It has been challenging walking through the questions " Lord what do you have for me to do? What would you like me to stop doing? Is this all you want me to do or is there more? Am I doing too much, too little? I find that everything seems to be connected even when it doesn't appear to be. God uses it all to mold me and strip me of my flesh. What I do know is that He is with me and He wants to walk along side of me regardless of where I am and what He has me doing. Finding the peace and contentment is an ongoing prayer project but knowing that whatever my hands find to do I need to do it with all my might as unto the Lord.

Today I spent my quiet time in Psalm 55. The Lord really desires to minister to our broken hearts. In this psalm David was severely pained by the betrayal of a friend. Now that hurts. Our friends are those that we esteem highly and share intimate emotions and experiences with. We should be able to trust them, right? Well, as we all know we don't live in a perfect world. We are flesh and blood and we have a sin nature. However we have a friend who sticks closer than a brother. We have our Lord and Savior, the one who died for our sins, the one we call Abba Father who will never leave us nor forsake us.

What I loved so much about this psalm is vs 16. Remember, David did not always choose to follow the Lord. He made big mistakes in his past.However, in vs 16 it says "As for me, I will call upon God, And the Lord shall save me. This was David taking a stand and choosing to have faith. God had delivered David many times in the past and when he took the time to remember what God had done for him, he knew that he could trust that God would do it again.

Let's be encouraged that no matter what we are going through, no matter the distress, God can and will hear our cries and He is faithful! Let us be people who choose the stance"As for me, I will call upon God." Vs 22 reminds us "Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved." Remember the Lord is the one constant in life and the one true Friend. There is no burden that He cannot bear.

Be blessed knowing that the God who created this universe loves you so much, more than you can ever know. He desires to hear our cries and our praises. He is our confidant who will never betray us and we are safe in His hands. So whatever you may be going through, give it to God and make the choice to trust in Him and His faithfulness.

God Bless,