Saturday, March 29, 2008

With Fear and Sweating...no Trembling

Oswald Chambers says, "Jesus rarely comes where we expect Him; He appears where we least expect Him, and always in the most illogical connections." Amen! And I must admit, the blog world, for me, once seemed the most illogical connection. There was a time that I spoke the words, "Blogs are from satan." (I refuse to capitalize his name.) I've wised up since then, as I'm a frequent guest on the blogs of some of my dearest friends and Spiritual heroes. So here goes!

As I approached the computer, I noticed that my hands, my feet, and my knees were sweating. Yes, my knees! I was thinking, "What's up with that?" Do knees sweat? I figured that must be a sign to hit my knees in prayer! Oswald's verse for today was Luke 12:40, "Be ye therefore ready also." I knew that He was the only One who could make me ready for this venture! I headed for my bedroom, got on my sweaty knees, raised my sweaty hands and praised my precious Lord. I kept those hands up as I yielded them to Him...to use as He sees fit, to equip as only He can...and to dry if He so chooses, so that my hands don't slide off the keys of the computer. I prayed that He would draw me again and again to my knees...through sweating if necessary...to "Seek Him first" (Matt. 6:33) before I even attempt to write one word. I prayed that my sweaty feet would be "fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace," (Eph. 6:15) so that the good news of His amazing, unfailing love may be shared wherever He chooses to take me. I appreciated that God reminded me of His peace. I'm going to hold on to that!!

Whew! I feel finished! Was that enough? I'm so verbose that I could go on and on with personal ramblings...2 weddings in one year, our China Doll getting baptized Easter Sunday, exciting writing opportunities on the horizon...but I'll save that for later. I think I need a nap or maybe a shower!

Oh Lord, I am Yours. This blog is Yours. Use me and every word typed here to bring glory and honor to Your Name. Your grace is truly amazing. I am humbled that you would choose me.

PS Rachel, Carrie, Evie, and Cayce, read "humbled" right!

8 comments:

jbatrtp said...

How fortunate I am to have such a Godly wife and mother for our children. God will bless your obedience to Christ and His Word through this blog! I love you with all my heart!

John

Gi Gi said...

That is AWESOME my Dear Friend for a life-time! Have I told you how proud I am of you and how much I treasure our friendship. Love you and can't wait to see all that you are going to share through this Blog. PS-What about "Pretty Woman" for your favorite movies?

Hugs,
Gloria

Wendy Pope said...

Welcome to the blogging world sweet sister! The colors are so you. I know you, and I know our God so the words typed in this blog will be used for His great glory.
You are an amazing woman of God and one of my spiritual heroes.
Thanks for listening to His sweet voice and sharing your beautiful thoughts with a world in desperate need of Him.

Manna said...

Oh, Kristi!
You did it!!! You shouldn't have doubted yourself....I didn't!! :)
I'll be a regular visitor here for sure.
I see that you listed "Miss Potter." I love that one too...in fact I have it now...to watch one more time. :)
I've said that since I never had the sister I wanted, God gave me YOU!
I love you, my little sister!!!!
Jean

Joyce said...

Great job my sister! I knew you could do it. I look forward to now READING your words of wisdom. You can do all things through Christ...sweating and all!What a treasure! Love you. Joyce

Jean Matthew Hall said...

Congratulations, Kristi! Your blog looks wonderful. And your words -- well, they echo my experience the first morning I sat down to "create" my blog and every morning since.

I beg the Lord to keep the content on my blog fresh and spirit-filled and I pray the same thing for yours, too.

Blessings,
Jean
http://www.jeanmatthewhall.blogspot.com

cayce said...

You mean read it without an "h", right?

-Cayce

Sandra said...

Kristi, you are such a wonderful, Godly and kind person. I feel so blessed to have you in my life. I am so glad that God has placed us together with such a strong feeling when we need each other. He talks to us through each other. What a blessing. You are my angel!!!
Love,
Sandra