Wow! Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! It does make a such difference in me. When I woke up this morning I felt so good and loved the joy I found in today. Each day Pat is feeling better, so I know he will feel fantastic by Christmas!
I have one or two more presents and then I am done shopping for Christmas and now I just have to wrap...not my favorite past-time.
Tonight Garrett had a game and they played Itasca's varsity and beat them over 35 points. Good job guys!
Unfortunately Matt had another migraine today as he got to work. He had to go back to Waco to work until Friday before he returns for Christmas break. I pray we can find the triggers for them. He gets frustrated and they really put him to bed for hours along with nausea. I ask that you specifically pray for him.
Yesterday, my friend Bonnie sent me a devotional entitled Jesus Calling. During my quiet time this morning, I turned to December 21st. I just have to share it with you.
My plan for your life is unfolding before you. Sometimes the road you are traveling seems blocked, or it opens up so painfully slowly that you must hold yourself back. Then, when time is right the way before you suddenly clears--through no effort of your own. What you have longed for and worked for I present to you freely, as pure gift. You feel awed by the ease with which I operate in the world, and you gimpse My Power and My Glory.
Do not fear your weakness, for it is the stage on which My Power and Glory perform most brilliantly. As you persevere along the path I have prepared for you, depending on My strength to sustain you, expect to see miracles--and you will. Miracles are not always visible to the naked eye, but those who live by faith can see them clearly. Living by faith, rather than sight, enables you to see My Glory.
Psalm 63:2; 2 Corinthians 5:7; John 11:40.
Do you see God's intimate timing of his Word for me through Bonnie and this devotion in regard to my struggles of yesterday? Thank you, Bonnie!
Nothing is coincidence with Christ. Thank you Lord for answering my prayer and speaking to me.