Thursday, September 12, 2013


Strangely, I have always thought that having a 'life verse' was an odd thing.  I have never really felt one verse hit me right between.the.eyes & just reading this one, was just a wonderful epiphany.  I have struggled to get a handle on what all I'm called to do in this life, but I trust that its been prepared for me to do, Ephesians 2:10.

But this verse.

"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace"
I Peter 4:10

So that is what I'm seeking to do with this one life I've been given.  To serve & be a good steward of God's varied grace given to me.

I've struggled since becoming a mother - I don't know why God has chosen to bless me.  Why I have the best husband & my boys are healthy & whole & here with me.  I have felt this most profoundly while mourning with friends who have buried babies.  Praying for friends still waiting on their husband or wife.  Hoping with friends who are waiting for babies to come.  Mourning with those who have lost their spouse or parent.  Why does the Lord give & why does he take away?

One song that has spoken to me: Sara Groves' song, 'Open My Hands'

I believe in a blessing I don't understand
I've seen rain fall on the wicked and the just
RAIN is no measure of HIS FAITHFULNESS
he withholds no good thing from us

I believe in a peace that flows deeper than pain
the broken find healing in love
PAIN is no measure of HIS FAITHFULNESS
he withholds no good thing from us

Psalm 84:11 says just that.  & it just resonates so deeply in my heart that his faithfulness cannot be measured by how life 'appears' in the present.  My God is amazing because he can work good in the midst of the bad.

So my life verse: to be a good steward of God's varied grace TO ME.  I have been  and I hope that I can continue to serve those in my life with the unique talents that I possess.  I can't know why, but I don't want to take it for granted.  Thank you Lord, for you have richly blessed me beyond what I deserve.