I'm so glad you've stopped by my blog! I am a Women's Minister and a former Pastor's Wife. I love finding God in my regular-everyday-stuff. I struggle with keeping up with the laundry, I love blogging, and my kids are my first line of ministry. I am recently widowed. So God and I are on a brand new journey as I try to find peace and understanding. Please grab a cup of coffee and let's get to know one another as we journey on our faith walk together.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Is it really a pass?

Have you ever wanted a "pass" in a certain area?  In some board games or even electronic games - if you don't have a good move  - you can opt to just "pass."  Your move - is to not move at all.

I read a verse this morning that I felt like gave me a pass in some areas of my life.  I was EXTREMELY relieved - but soon realized it wasn't a pass to not move at all - I've just been given the option for a different kind of move!

Psalm 147:10-11 (ESV)
His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor His pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who hope in His steadfast love.

Upon reading this I was thrilled!!  Yay!

I don't have to rely on earthly things - things that make me go (my equivalent of a horse) to bring delight to my Lord.  Good news!

I don't have to rely on my own legs - which is an area where I REALLY need a pass right now - to make my Lord happy!  GREAT news!

Rather... my Lord takes pleasure in knowing that my hope is 100% in His never-ending, consistent, amazing love for me.

At first I just breathed a HUGE sigh of relief that I got a pass on my own legs!  Then I thought more about what is required.  I thought about the move that I do have to make.  I realized I don't actually get a total "pass."

What does it look like for me - still new to this single-mother-widow thing - to put my hope in the steadfast love of the Lord?

I must teach my children that God still loves us.  I must get up each day with a positive attitude myself that this "new life" I'm living is a part of His beautiful story for me.

Recently I met a local woman who is also a widow.  I wish I remembered her name so I could give her credit for what I'm about to share....

She shared with me that our lives are much like a tapestry rug.  We see the back of the rug... where the strings are going every which of way - it looks like a mess in some areas - the design doesn't have much form or beauty.  However, God sees the front of the rug... the beautiful completed side - where it all comes together.

So for me... today - my hope is in the fact that my Lord sees the beautiful side of His plan for me.  He's the Master at this rug called my life.  And even though I see a lot of messy strings right now - His love for me - His steadfast love - is creating something wonderful!

I'm glad I get a pass on the legs.... but for today... I'm working at hoping in the Lord's love!

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