Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Follow up to "Holy Week - Tuesday"

God never, ever ceases to amaze me....
haven't I said that before???

Well, it's true, and I'm saying it again.....
In my post for today, I mentioned our "purpose" in life.
I truly believe that our purpose is just to love our precious Lord and Savior, and to allow Him to love us....and....in doing that, we will want to do all that we can to serve Him.
Pastor Rick Warren wrote a book called
"The Purpose Driven Life".
A man told the lady I worked for that she better not let me read it, or I wouldn't be working for her long.
Well....reading that book had nothing to do with my quitting....
or, did it???
I know that God had another "purpose" for my life, other than working a full-time job!!!

Here's where our God amazed me once again.
I've done quite a bit of research for my posts this week, and I've so very much enjoyed reading what Jesus did during His last week on earth. I've felt such a closeness to Him, following along in His footsteps...
and I so hope that you all are getting the same feeling as you read and study the scripture passages.
I had already written the post for today, and was doing some mending for my sis-in-law in my "sewing room" last night.
I had the TV on, and if you know me very well, you know that I would rather watch something "real" on TV than most regular TV shows.
I flipped channels until I saw that Larry King Live was on....
and,guess who his guest was....
are you ready???
Pastor Rick Warren
Oh, yes it was!!!!!

Then....today....I got the sweetest Easter card from a dear lady at church who I became friends with about as soon as we started attending our precious church (and that is another God-thing...Him leading Pappy and me to OUR church!!!)
I read the card and of course teared up
(I'm one teary-eyed lady, huh??)....
but then....
I turned the card to the back,
which had to be a God-thing,too, right???
For me to look at the back of the card????
Here is the verse on the back of the card:

I was made to praise You
I was made to glorify Your name
In every circumstance
To find a chance to thank You
I was made to love You
I was made to worship at Your feet
And to obey You, Lord
I was made for You.

I told Pappy....and, please do not take this the wrong way....but....I told Pappy that I just cannot understand why the Lord loves me so much, and that He shows me in such "mysterious ways"!!!!
I know there was probably a time in my life that these sort of things happened, but I probably just didn't pay enough attention....I just didn't notice that He was trying His best to show me....
I'm not saying that I think He loves me more than others....please, please, please never think that's what I'm trying to say. It just humbles me to think....that with all of my imperfections and faults....and the fact that I don't serve Him nearly as much as I should....
that He still gets personal with me!!!!
And....yesterday, pulling out of the doctor's office with Jess and our boys....not one, but TWO....TWO RED BIRDS....flew across in front of the car!!!!

Praise Your Name, Sweet Jesus....
Praise Your Name!!!

In His Precious Love....and with mine!!!

1 comment:

  1. you didn't say that jess almost ran over them!

    he he he!


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