In the shadow of the cross, I kneel in thanks. There is nothing in life that should ever cloud this view of grace. These light and momentary afflictions should even be a cause of thanks, for they are storing up for us an eternal weight of glory.
Though our knees may be worn and achy from constant prayerful kneeling, is this not the position that God desires? Are not the cares of the world the very things He uses to show us our great need for Him and allows Him to show us His great love for us?
Forgive me Lord for whining and complaining. Forgive me for not counting it all joy when I encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of my faith produces endurance. Endurance produces Hope and God You are my only Hope!
I remain on my knees in the shadow of your gracious cross, eternally thankful. I love you, Lord!
The season of my life is in perpetual "back to school" mode and I would have to say that I am a lifelong learner as I teach my children at home. (They may become smarter than me.) My husband and I have decided to remain married for at least 98 years or until death do us part...I think there is a warrenty involved?!!!? I love music with every extra ounce of my body, if there are any ounces left at the end of the day I enjoy unwinding with my guitar. And most of all, should the Lord tarry, and if I live to see my 98th wedding anniversary, I choose to love and serve and honor Jesus Christ here on earth while I have breath in this body.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord.