Monday, March 31, 2014

Black & White Plus Words

Yep! That's pretty much the make up of this post. I took these pictures recently on a very warm and sunny spring day but when turned black and white they looked more sentimental & contemplative which is how I'm feeling at the moment.... The picture below was not meaning to be taken but it turned out pretty well for being an accident....I thought.   It looks kinda like a storm. If I'm very honest I'll admit that recent situations in my life and the unknown of the near future have not been all song and dance. {Forgive me for speaking in a parable but I don't feel like now is the time to go into detail.} 

At the beginning of the year I felt like something good & exciting was going to happen. But at the same time I felt like it wasn't going to be all easy. Like somewhere along the line I was going to be stretched beyond my comfort zone more than ever. I wanted it. Really I did. I wanted to discover more of Jesus. More of His heart. I wanted to be changed. At the first signs of this happening I resisted it. I told my sister: "I was praying that God would stretch me & take me far away from my comfort zone and I was praying that I would experience times that taught me to rely only on Him for my strength and security, so why, when these situations arrive, do I want them to go away again?"     

I've sorta come to this realization: If these experiences were easy, then we wouldn't be changed. If they weren't hard, then we wouldn't learn that God is really, truly all our strength. That He is Sufficient. If we weren't stretched, our life would remain as it is. And that is definitely not what God wants for our lives. 
I don't know what the future will hold. I don't know where all God will lead me. It can be scary & exciting depending which way you look at it. But I do know that if God is with me here.... He will be with me there as well!  That thought is sure to make anyone glad!


  1. yes dear. He comes through every time. We wanna throw those situations in the trash and yell, "this isn't what I meant when I prayed THAT!!!!". But when we go to our knees instead and say, "Not my will but Thine be done"- oh the perfect peace!!!

    love you (hugs:),

  2. i love this post, dear. so good.
    you need to come visit...miss you!


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