Sunday, January 25, 2009

Award Graciously Given

Bren,a sister in Christ and fellow blogger,has graciously given me this award.Thank you Bren.I am somewhat uncomfortable accepting an award for something I just love to do,which is write,but thank you anyhow Bren.We stayed home from church today.Husband's back went out again and we are to babysit long hours later.So he is resting his back and I am finishing laundry here and posting on my blog once again.We had some snow flurries here earlier.Surprised me as I forgot the weather man said we may see a flake today.Glad it was not the human variety.It's a cold and damp 34 degrees here.Though we both love spring's arrival my husband longs for it even more than I do.I blame it on all the years he lived in Southern California.A place where they don't really have winter.Or a real spring for that matter in my opinion.That combined with his dislike of early sunsets and awakening in the dark make winter a difficult season for him.I on the other hand see the beauty in each season.I do not mind winter as much as my dear husband.Viva la difference'!I welcome the snow.Dark awakenings are commonplace for me as I get up early to write and pray and start my day off in a calm and peaceful way.Sets the tone for the rest of my day.Most of the time anyhow.Yesterday was one of those days.I was frustrated that his back and hip were in pain again.If you live with chronic pain and/or illness or know someone who does it can wear on you at times.It's hard to watch someone in pain when you love them.You long for them to be well.You pray to that effect.And sometimes God heals instantly.And sometimes you must wait.And wait.And for me,it gets frustrating.As I prayed yesterday I knew I was praying out of frustration and not faith.It was the kind of plea uttered by a whining child who is lacking in patience at that given moment.And God immediately brought that to mind.He reminded me of the importance of praying in faith and not in frustration.He reminded me of how it's so important to pray from our spirits and not our flesh.How it's harder to pray that way but it's well worth it because without faith it's impossible to please God.And really when we get down to it,that's our main goal and desire as Christians,is'nt it?Pleasing God.Loving Him.Drawing others to Him.I for one am thankful he takes the time to remind me of these things.It tells me He loves me and we all need to be reminded of that from time to time.
Blessings~Sharon

6 comments:

Denise said...

Beautiful post girl..... and my mind goes to the scripture Lord I believe but help my unbelief....... We are so human and HE knows that.... thee are a lot of times that I pray that prayer......... Lord you know I love you and I believe in you and know that you want to heal me...... but help the doubt that always pops up in my mind.......

Oh what a wonderful God we serve.... HE has even made provision for our doubt!

You are a blessing to many and it is a very nice award......

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Sharon,
Your blog is so honest and beautiful. Thank you again for sharing your love for Christ with me.
God Bless You,
Bren

Sharon said...

Amen Denise!Very well said!He is indeed a wonderful God.Thanks so much for blessing with your words.Love~Sharon

Sharon said...

And thank you Bren.It's an honor and a joy for me.Blessings and Love~Sharon

Denise said...

Just to say hi! HI!

ahahhahah Have a Blessed Friday!

Sharon said...

Hey Denise!
Thanks for stopping by!Hi to you too!!Love~Sharon