Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lessons~

A small hand opened showing me a wooden cross and whale key chain. Momma, I am taking these to school today to teach my friends about God. Did you know that no matter how far you run away from God He will keep chasing you, He loves you that much. That is what Jonah did. He tried to run away and God kept chasing him because He loved him, that is what I want to tell my friends.

"In my distress I called to the Lord, and He answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead, I called for help and you listened to my cry." Jonah 2:2

"To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit." Jonah 2:6

When we were cruising along and bouncing through life we tended to take God for granted. Yes, we prayed; yes, we went through the motions. But a deep, abiding, depending faith? Trusting Him with every part, every loved one in our life? It wasn't until we had lost all hope, that we truly turned to Him and gave Him each and every part of our lives.

"When I had lost all hope, I turned my thoughts once more to the LORD." Jonah 2:7

Much like Jonah we ran and He followed, we hit bottom, cried out to Him and He answered. He brought our life up from the pit. We are stubborn, but learning our own limitations, and that only He is sufficient. I know He is chasing me, and asking me to trust Him with all of it, even when I can't see beyond that moment. Learning to turn to Him in both the good and bad times.


~Lessons from my daughter
~Eyes sparkling with the love of the Lord
~Catching up with precious friends
~Mommy/daughter date nights
~Saturday morning pancakes
~Pink snow cones
~Perfect park days with girlfriends
~Rainy mornings
~Pumpkin patch
~Hope we have through Jesus
~Gift of a tree for Isaac
~First fall color

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