Thursday, October 15, 2009

ponder


our poor neighbor had a pipe problem...which meant major destroying of the driveway...
...and free entertainment for my girlies for 2 days!

jackhammers, scoops, cement trucks...all great entertainment, and right in the neighbor's front yard!! sofia loved watching all the movement...she would just sit and stare, then jibber jabber about what they were doing while pointing. soooo cute!
it made me think that sometimes the things that we see in our lives as disruptions or headaches or even bad can sometimes be the things that teach others...like sof had never seen a jackhammer, but bc miss margaret's problem, she was able to see and experience it.

it didn't make margaret's plumbing issue any easier or any less wo
rk, but in the long run, others learned from her inconvenience and problem.

life is full of unexpectedness...ups and downs...and well, we were never promised it would be easy. we were, however, promised that in spite of all things, good and all things difficult, god would be with us...guiding us, if and when we allow.

psalm 139:17-24 is an amazing passage that i just feel with my heart today...i hate all that bad that is going on in this world. i hate that sometimes i look at other people's stuff and just stare. i hate that i "want" and i don't "do" more. i hate it. and then, i read psalm 139 and i remember that i am precious.
i am perfect.
i am a woman who ponders...who learns and who seeks god.
and i live in a terribly broken world that needs god's love more each day.
and i see and hear and feel god more when i take time to ponder...to listen.
from the message version...so i don't get lost int he familiar words, but hear...psalm 139:17-24...it's david, talking, jsut chatting it up with god...and that's something i just need to do more and more each day.

"Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful!
God, I'll never comprehend them!
I couldn't even begin to count them—
any more than I could count the sand of the sea.
Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!
And please, God, do away with wickedness for good!
And you murderers—out of here!—
all the men and women who belittle you, God,
infatuated with cheap god-imitations.
See how I hate those who hate you, God,
see how I loathe all this godless arrogance;
I hate it with pure, unadulterated hatred.
Your enemies are my enemies!

Investigate my life, O God,
find out everything about me;
Cross-examine and test me,
get a clear picture of what I'm about;
See for yourself whether I've done anything wrong—
then guide me on the road to eternal life."

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Great post!

Jen said...

beautiful! thank you.

He & Me + 3 said...

Awesome. I need some time to just ponder on His word. Great post.

mommytoalot said...

Great post...I also need time to ponder. I notice children spend a lot of time pondering..and we should take example from them.

Meaghan said...

your hair looks so good in that pic!

Karen said...

I needed that today. Thank you.