Friday, September 5, 2008

Solid Reading Today

Why am I constantly amazed, when my daily reading is just what I need!
Today from Jesus I read:
Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid just believe" Mark 5:36
PRAYER: Jesus, help me not be afraid when bad news comes, but rather look to You and have faith that you will work a miracle in my life.

on a side note: the practice shirts my players wear at volleyball all have BELIEVE on the back - they are a talented group of athletes that along the road have gotten used to not winning, and need to constantly be encouraged. So not only while I work to strenghten their belief in themselves and each other - I am continually building in my belief in God to do great things in each player and in me. I selected this saying for the shirts in early July, before I knew how much it would minister to me through out this fall. For that I am thankful!

This week has been a good week, but encouraging words from Jesus are always welcome. Aaron and I have our monthly appointment with th doctor Monday, and while today I am not thinking about what that might be like - I am sure I will be thinking Sunday and Monday about the appointment.

From Stormies Heart, she wrote about waiting ...
As long as you are walking with the Lord you are going from glory to glory and strength to strength. Always going with Gods plan.
POWERFUL ... this week has been exhusting, 2 matches back to back (1 going 4 an the other 5) plus a facutly meeting ... at 6:30 before school - but even though I have been sleepy, God strenghtens me and i am able to accomplish all that needs to be done. Stormie emphazied the need to pray often, even if they are the "same" prayers - God hears and respond to each one.
Later in the passage, she wrote: God has been known to do a quick work for which he has been preparing for a long time.
Keeping in mind that in the natural we think of time quite different then God -we are but a blink in the whole scheme of things - so what is quick .... things change when God is ready. We all jsut need to be patient and wait. For anyone that has known me for any amount of time, patience is not a strong attribute I posess. BUT I am getting better:)

have a wonderful weekend .... many blessings and prayers


1 comment:

Go Mom Go said...

Hee Hee...Patience? Beth? Hee Hee!

Love you, Love that scripture, that is the one that Lori gave me on a vase prior to Ironman last year.