Small Town Living

The nice part about living in a small town: When you don't know what you're doing, someone else always does.

Monday, November 10, 2008

"That I may know Him." Philippians 3:10

Have you ever thought of why we suffer? I'm talking physical or emotional. I know I've never known real suffering like Paul, but at some point in our lives, we go through valleys. Who is the first person you turn to? God should be #1 on the list, but who after that? Your significant other, parent, sibling, son, daughter, friend, pastor....and on and on. Whoever that special person(s) are in your life, they want to share in your sufferings. That's how we become intimate with someone. We share everything!

This sentence jumped from the page at me this morning; "I only want to share the good times with you, keep your suffering to yourself." No way, not me. I dare to say none of you would want someone to feel that way about you, or you would say that to another person. I want my friends and family to share their burdens. That's how we travel this road.....together!

Imagine how God must feel when we get that intimate with Him. Casting all our cares upon Him. A true relationship is formed. You can feel love from Him. His sweet Holy Spirit rests in my heart, enabling me to make it another day.

I'm thankful today to call Him my Heavenly Father.

I'm thankful today that I can lean on Him through all life's trials.

I'm thankful today He has placed me among the best family and friends in the world.

I'm burdened with friends and family that are facing tough times now with sickness. I'm praying for them. I'm thankful we have that intimate relationship where we can all lean on each other, and together lift our hearts in prayer for healing.

God is so good,


pallday said...

Thank you so much for your post today. It has touched me so much and I really needed to feel the Holy Spirit this morning. I am so thankful that I know Him and I am so thankful that we are traveling this road together also. I love and depend on you and our whole family so much. Thank you for praying for me. And to anyone who reads this, please say a little pray for me this Friday...I am having some female surgery. As the song says, "I need the prayers of those I love."

Cindy said... you are praying for others...we are praying for you and your family.

Bless you, Cindy

Anonymous said...

At 37 I can truely say that I turn all my troubles over to God and he handles them all. Wish it hadn't taken so long for me to realize that he can handle them and I can't.