Monday, June 25, 2012

What is Our Attitude Towards Sorrows & Difficulty?

The link I'm including here at the end of this entry is excellent and timely as todayI feel as though my head is a balloon or toy punching ball (remember those?) filled to the max....as if someone were to take the securing knot or rubber band from the stem I would fly into the cosmos! The pressures of life, oh the pressures of life.

In our home we are readying for two of our daughters to leave for China. My husband is taking his test renewing his brokerage. Our old home selling maybe? Our adorable older daughter praying for a mate, knowing her biological timeclock is ticking. Me, wondering what is wrong with these guys not seeing her with open eyes? But...Also knowing it could be God's protection? A test being taken today for college plus before our daughter leaves for China, speeches to be made for China. Sickness being looked into. Parents who have been divorced for over 30 years, still visit and I believe care for each other but at the same time can be like matches and gasoline....and me. I'm thinking it's the same thing I grew up with and when will it stop, yes there are wonderful memories from these two most outstanding people but there are other memories I've always dealt with as an only child and on and on and on it goes in the theatre of my earthly mind. But...

All these things? They are a learning for me. Some of these things are a lesson in trust. Some of these things are a lesson in mercy. Some of these are practical lessons in natural health that I've been learning for some time now. Some of these things teach me in a very odd but unforgettable way, of how I want to be so very, very very,very careful, I reiterate careful of how we must keep our homes in an atmosphere of praise, Peace and sweetness of the Lord, not letting the world in. Some of these things are the COMPANIONSHIP OF BROKENESS.

So dear friends, readers who may catch this entry...If you too feel like minced meat...you are not alone.

Let's pray for one another and lift each other up, and please allow me to share the following by Oswald Chambers:

Receiving Yourself in the Fire of Sorrows

You can always recognize who has been through the fires of sorrow and received himself, and you know that you can go to him in your moment of trouble and find that he has plenty of time for you. But if a person has not been through the fires of sorrow, he is apt to be contemptuous, having no respect or time for you, only turning you away. If you will receive yourself in the fires of sorrow, God will make you nourishment for other people.


Have a great day in Jesus, I hope this ministered to you as I ministered to myself writing this as I sat at my keyboard and poured my heart.

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I'm going to be quiet and just bask in the Lord today...Clothes washing etc. If I sit still before the Lord it will be like the photo above...

Love in Christ Jesus, ~Amelia

6 comments:

auntie said...

I will give you my mediation for today. Funny how he gives to one in order to bless another.

‎"My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour." God is right in heaven; the big things are right! Who cares if little things go wrong!

Ellie Rae said...

Yes, that's a lot on one's plate. I know how you feel. Getting grown children launched, wondering why things are not quite working out (perhaps God's protection?) and our own health concerns. Yes, a roller-coaster, and constantly reminding oneself to trust in God, desire His will for all of us.

Abbi said...

My prayer is that you have found peace in Christ! May God be with you!

Amelia said...

Hi Abbi, Thank you so much for coming by. That is so sweet of you. : )

Yes, His Peace is the only way. Two of our girls are in China so my mommy heart is a-prayin'.

You may enjoy my Forest Cathedral blog for more personal updates too. I think of you many times as I do things to save money in my home as I know you also do! : )

Bless you Abbi! : ) <3

Amelia said...

Thanks Ellie, so glad you get me on this stuff. : )

It's overwhelming at times...up and down and visa versa. Makes one head spin I tell you! : )

I don't know how people live without the Lord ya know?

God is so good.

Amelia said...

Hi Auntie, Thanks so much for your prayers friend. I know that you so know my heart. You are a mom of soldiers away at war. And I've thought of you many, many times. I too have the privilege of praying for your sons, and I still smile at the thought of Ryan sending us the sweet Christmas package last Christmas. It still brings tears to my eyes...That guy sure heard from God on the timing. He's very special to us. You are too, like a far away sister to me. A hug. <3