Monday, April 30, 2012

yesterday's not today.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed I have a beautiful inheritance.
psalm 16:5,6

My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength 
of my heart and my portion forever.
psalm 76:26

[my not so artsy husband took this picture and liked it. good for him.]

Even though my yesterday was yucky, it doesn't mean my today will be.

He reminded me of that in the exact verses that were set out for me to read this morning. I love when He does that. And He knows that I do.

Monday, April 23, 2012

the only explanation

Someone asked a question to me and some friends on Sunday.

"Is there anything in your life that makes sense only because of the Resurrection?"

I just smiled [an under my breath kind of smile where nobody really sees it... because it's really just between me and Him anyway.]

"Yes!" i thought. "This only makes sense because of You!"

I'm grateful that this question makes me smile. I want to come back to this question when I can't see when driving my scooter to class. When I can't take my hands off the handles long enough to open my helmet's shield-thing so I can reach my eyes to wipe off tears. Crying because I can't remember why this is worth living in a foreign place.

I love moments [and God is good to make these moments frequent in my thought life] where He reminds me that the only explanation is because of this resurrection life, outside of that it doesn't make sense.