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Shout it From the Rooftops

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Omygosh I am so stoked right now! If you’re reading this and even slightly interested in why, I’ll let you in on a little secret.
It started off with a healthy dose of I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me, Philippians 4.13 [namely, be brave]. Then it worked its way up to I am persuaded He is well able to keep that which I have committed to Him, II Timothy 1.12 [principally, my life], with some The Lord will perfect that which concerns me, Psalms 138.8, finally settling on You have delivered my soul from death and will keep my feet from falling, Psalm 56.13. He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights, (New Living Translation) sure helped, though, with a little Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip, Psalm 18.36 thrown in for good measure. And here’s why.
God tells us to be a good steward of all He has given us. I fall short many times, especially in the area of heights. I’m not exactly fond of them. Not terrified, by any means, but I do have a healthy respect for anything over 6 feet tall. Consequently, I avoid this issue in life whenever possible. The roof was proof of this. Until today. However, I will only procrastinate for just so long – eventually I’ll feel I’ve prayed enough that I’m ready to take on certain things regardless of the inherent torture entailed, because it’s reached the point where putting it off is worse than addressing it. It took me several days but this morning that thing was “the roof”. What roof? Mine. It’s only a single story rather humble dwelling place but still, the view from above can be intimidating at times. I’ve done it before, and it’s always under duress. But every time I do it my faith grows.
I seem to be in a season where my life is not exactly what you’d call a thriving success. My car’s needed a new transmission for 6 weeks and there’s not a thing I can do about it. I’ve been unemployed for over 2 years and again, there’s not a thing I can do to change that either. I think I might have gone insane if not for His sweet presence in my life every day totally changing me and growing me. Plus my frequent adventures in blogging help me download what's on my heart. Today I think I might have gone insane if not for God totally changing my life and my frequent adventures in blogging.
Today I feel like David. Now there’s one more lion and one more bear God helped me overcome, one more time. And I praise Him, and thank Him for His faithfulness to a little redhead sometimes feels lost and lonely and very, very small but then remembers that she’s the apple of her Daddy’s eye, and that He sees all of her tears, her flaws, her insecurities, and still adores her.

Kari, the surefooted deer
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  • TONYVAND1
    God is great! Thanks for sharing
    1567 days ago
  • EDITOR
    When you need prayer, God sends pray-ers in. When He needs praise, the people are willing to do so.

    We praise and thank You God for being a protector and provider for the one who has no visible means but Your aid. We adore You and we bless Your Holy Name for all You are doing in Kari's life. Continue to bless and encourage her through Your Word. And all the people said, Amen.
    1567 days ago
  • JUSTLLAMA
    Great blog!

    Philippians 4:13 is one of my favorite verses.
    1567 days ago
  • PURPLEPEONY
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    What a wonderful God we serve!
    1567 days ago
  • LINTPICKER
    lifting praises to God! What a great way to put confidence into our lives!
    1567 days ago
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