Shout it From the Rooftops
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Omygosh I am so stoked right now! If youíre reading this and even slightly interested in why, Iíll 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 hereís 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. Iím 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 Ė eventually Iíll feel Iíve prayed enough that Iím ready to take on certain things regardless of the inherent torture entailed, because itís reached the point where putting it off is worse than addressing it. It took me several days but this morning that thing was ďthe roofĒ. What roof? Mine. Itís only a single story rather humble dwelling place but still, the view from above can be intimidating at times. Iíve done it before, and itís 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 youíd call a thriving success. My carís needed a new transmission for 6 weeks and thereís not a thing I can do about it. Iíve been unemployed for over 2 years and again, thereís 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 thereís 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 sheís the apple of her Daddyís 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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