Sorry for my lack of posting this last week. I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying the Holiday weekend! I would like to take a moment and say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our soldiers. We enjoy freedom as a result of your sacrifice. I am forever thankful to you and your beautiful families for your willingness to serve our GREAT NATION! May God Bless you and Protect you. We love and appreciate you so much!
I have written this entry a few times over the last couple of days, but it hasn’t seemed to flow or come together. I’ve tried different titles and ideas…but still the words fell flat. I’m guessing that maybe it’s for a reason. Maybe my words need to disappear so that the real point can be discovered.
My husband sent me a text this week that inspired me and brought me to tears. He simply said that while he was praying for me, he felt like God wanted him to tell me that He (God) thinks I’m marvelous. Let me just say for anyone that doesn’t know me…I’m not sharing this to sound weird or prideful. I really hope it doesn’t appear that way or come across in the wrong manner. To be honest, I often see the other side of things. I tend to see all of my faults. I think that’s why that simple text message meant the world to me. I was so focused on my shortcomings I failed to see the impact it was making on my faith and my relationship with God. I was seeing the glass as empty, when God was wanting it to overflow.
As I begin this week, my goal is to spend some valuable and precious time with the Lord. I plan to ask Him to start the process of defining me. At first this idea made me cringe…I wondered what flaws God may need to point out in my life. But as Barry and I talked this evening I began to see that my thinking was casting a shadow on this important quest . God is not beckoning me to draw near for a rebuke…He is calling me close in love. He is drawing me near so that He can place His value upon my life. He desires to bring definition to ME…not my shortcomings.