Status: Tuesday PM

May 6, 2008 at 1:04 pm 3 comments

Listening:  Slow Fade by Casting Crowns

Doing:  Dishes, waiting for paint to dry, cracking open my leather Bible

Reading:  a Quick Sit between Chores:

“I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.  I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure…You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 16

 

Praying: 

Today, I’m full of emotions, Lord.  Feeling a little inept.  Lord, thank for the reminder that “you get me”.  In the middle of all our craziness and quirks, you lead and guide and always provide.  Thank you for this word from Sunday that sank into me:  “His understanding, no one can fathom” (Isaiah 40:28).  You get me. 

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  • 1. Dori  |  May 6, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    I don’t know about your concert, but they showed the video to Slow Fade before Casting Crowns took the stage and then they did the song during the concert again. So powerful! How interesting that it was directly addressing the fathers and husbands, but boy — could I relate to the words of that song!! Being especially fond of the song “Oh Be Careful Little Eyes What You See” my kids loved it! I’ve sung them that song since they were babies.

    Thanks for the Bible passage, too!

    Blessings,
    Dori

  • 2. gchyayles  |  May 6, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    AMEN. I am so glad He gets me because a lot of people sho don’t! I am thankful that He gets you too when no one else is able to interpret or comprehend what you’re feeling, trying to say, going through. Such a comforting truth 🙂

  • 3. Cindy  |  May 6, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I love that song!

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