shutting down/consolidating

After much thought, I am going to shut down this blog. I basically blog in too many places, but I just copy and paste what I have to say so really it's just an exercise in wasting time. If you would like to keep reading what I have to say, please come find me at wordpress, Thoughts and Confessions of a Girl who Loves Jesus.

I really like wordpress and I spend way too much time on the internet, so I hope this will get me off the computer that much quicker. Thanks and I hope to see you there :-)

What's in a number?

Ever since I started blogging on the internet back in 2000, I have been obsessed with numbers. I have been obsessed more than some folks and less than others. I mean some people are so obsessed with numbers that they write a million blog posts a day just to get traffic to their pages and even write posts about the fact they are angry about others overtaking them in the stats department? Okay, I am not that obsessed! So, as you all know, I am finishing a job soon and I got quite obsessed with counting down the days until I was done. Well, a couple of weeks ago it hit me that I shouldn't be counting down days. I'm not really sure where this thought came from? I just felt really convicted to stop counting. Since then, I've been in the book of Samuel and the Lord is really explicit about his dislike of numbering things. I mean, David sends Joab out to number the armies and Joab asks him why he wants to aggravate the Lord in this manner? The result of his numbering, which took a full 9 months, was a plague that killed 70,000 people! Then I remembered I wrote in a recent blog about dreaming I should read the book of James. This verse jumped out at me again and spoke to me:

James 4

13Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

It occurred to me who am I to say how many days I have until I move on to the next thing or finish the current thing? I really think counting days was sinfully arrogant on my part and I would just like to thank the Lord for convicting me to stop. Who am I? I am a girl who loves Jesus. I want what he wants. :)

Everyday ordinary miracles

I was reading today's devotional and it was talking about giving glory to God. Let's face it, everything we have we have thanks to Him. Every blessing, every good thing comes from above. I was at work yesterday evening when I got a call from G, my 16 year old, asking me to pick him up from his friend's house. I said, "I can't pick you up now, I'm working! You know I'm working." He said, "But I crashed a go-cart into a car and I think I need to go to the hospital." Only this child would start a conversation backwards like that. To make a long story short, he wasn't familiar with the go-cart and hit the gas when he thought he was hitting the breaks and ran head first into a parked car. This go-cart has a top speed of 45 mph. G said he was going really fast and thought he was going to die! Thank God he was wearing a helmet because his head hit the car so hard his friend thought he broke his neck! He walked away with bruised ribs, a bruised right forearm, and a bruised left shoulder. Who but God alone gets the glory for this act of mercy!? G knows it is by the grace of God he isn't dead. All the glory and adoration and love and worship and gratitude go the the Lord! He is exalted! He is lifted up! He is the maker of heaven and earth! He is the miracle maker! He saved my son! Thank you Jesus!!! I love you!!!