Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Last Leg

The greatest challenge in receiving great things from God is holding on for the last half hour~~Streams in the Desert.

When I read that this morning I had a heavy heart asking God to show me something. I just want to hear His voice as I need His wisdom, discernment and guidance (w/d/g) for my business.  I have a list of Promises He has given me over the past year in regard to my business.  Promises from His word that are written in the front of my Bible. It was only a few years ago that I was skipping the Old Testament chapters. I considered them boring and jumped to the New Testament.  The Psalms and Proverbs kept my attention. This 365 day Bible was created to read each daily.  Maybe some day was my thought. I wonder why I read February 1st reading of Exodus 14:13 on October 5, 2010?  It is noted in the margin. That was the day Pat was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer stage 4.   I may need to read my journal and hope that I noted what lead me to Exodus on that day.  

Back to the Promises. I am thinking about them because I need to read them again. What exactly did they say....or better yet what was my interpretation. I am so glad that I took the time to scribble them in ink on the first blank page in faith. Faith based on his Promises alone. I need to read them now because I have been believing on what I cannot see.

This has been a very long and challenging road being a small business owner trying to learn the business as well as the secrets of it's success.    I would have given up a long time ago if it hadn't been for the Promises.  I have to trust in Him. After all, He knows the master plan. 

As far as the Old Testament, I read it now and have found that most of the Promises came from those precious books.  I truly love reading His word and wait in expectation for Him to encourage, love and speak to me.  

Since I am still in the race, I have my tennis shoes laced up tight!  I am.....

In His Grip,


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Honey Do List

The honey do list is getting longer.  Those heavy Christmas decoration boxes in the garage need to be moved to the attic.  The light bulbs in the fixtures outside are out and I don't know how to disassemble them.  That shelf under the living TV needs to be hung and the door on my desk fell off.   We still haven't bought that push mower for the yard yet and the weeks are looking atrocious. I wonder if it is time to fertilize?  I hate to be a nag.  After all, Pat said it was nagging if I ask him to do something for me more than once.  Well, here it goes, I need to ask the boys today to help me and I will do that after church.

So after church, I bring home some lunch and ask the boys to do me a favor.  Their answer was simply, sure.  Wow!  That was easy.  Matt purchases the lawn mower. Garrett puts together the new firewood holder that is needed for the backyard and shows me how to use the edger. They haul those heavy boxes up the stairs and I am relieved. It feels so good to get those little things done.   

Matt and I head out to Lowes to purchase more items to finish off the to do list. What are we going to do with Hank this summer as he gets sunburn so easily?  As he and I search the isles looking for a solution, I am reminded of the days that Pat and I made these trips together.  Pat, you would be so proud of your boys!  They have proudly stepped into your shoes trying so hard to be of help and support to me.  Did you know they act like you too? They do and it just makes me smile!  

Oh, one more reminder I had today of you....we had to buy cherry sours at Tractor Supply!