So, when I signed in this morning, I happened to notice the title of my blog. Then I happen to read the immediate post right under it.
The one where I pitched the biggest, hissiest, most self-centered fit.
So, After my meltdown on Friday, I went to the most precious memorial service on Saturday. This man was such a joy. Truly. He was 82 when he died, and up until the day he got hit hard with cancer, he was a living, walking, talking, smiling, joy-filled story teller of Jesus. Actually, to tell you the truth, he was like that until the days he died. Even through all the pain and suffering. What a man of joy.
And how much do I want to be like that????
And how much have I failed?
But God is good.
On Sunday morning, I was reading my Bible before life, and it was the Psalm 127 about Solomon building the temple.
1 Unless the LORD builds the house,
its builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
the watchmen stand guard in vain.
This adoption was always HIS. Duh. It will be HIS now and forever!
And then I went to church and the sermon was on unthankfulness given by a missionary who left everything at 50 years old, for the cause of Jesus. A lawyer & his wife living well, surrendering all and living in Venezuela struggling, not having 'the numbers' , just making it, but loving it.
GOD is good.
And so, if we don't make it this year, it's okay. If we are there during Christmas, it's okay. If we don't get to celebrate her birthday here January 28, that's okay.
Because GOD is good, and this is HIS.
And as our missionary said yesterday,
" Unthankfulness is a sign that says you think you deserve better then what HE has to offer."
So, thank you my precious Jesus. Help me to be more like YOU.