Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Anger/Disappointment with God

I came across this article in my Redifine Bible magazine that I am reading and thought I would share it with you.

DEALING WITH ANGER/DISAPPOINTMENT WITH GOD
Why did you let this happen God?Why didn't you spare his life?Why did you let her leave me?Why this pain? Why?When we can't make sense of life, our natural response is to question God. we question his love- but Romans 8:38-39 assures us that nothing will take that from us. We say God has deserted us- but he promised never to leave (Hebrews 13:5) We question his wisdom. But God sees the bigger picture where we cannot. Romans 8:28 declares that he works ALL things for our good. Sometimes those questions intensify into anger toward God and ultimately reveal a deeper issue: do we trust him?
Trust requires time and experience-and God has given us both. We've seen him keep his promises through the ages; we've experienced it in our own lives. If we take a moment to be honest with ourselves, we must admit that God actually cares more for our loved ones than we ourselves do-that he is more loving, more just, and more outraged by the sin and suffering in the world than we ever will be. If he had not cared so much, Jesus Christ would not have come and experienced all the pain of life that we do and he would not have died, paying for our sin that caused all the pain. We have reason to trust!Being angry with God IS a sin to be repented of, but it is not unforgivable. Nor does it set God against you. Nothing you say or do will change how God feels about you and how he accepts you in Jesus Christ.
In our human relationships, outbursts of anger and even honest sharing of emotion can do irreparable damage. Not so in our relationship with God. We touch God's emotions-we can arouse him to anger or jealousy or sorrow when we love anyone or anything more than we love him-but we cannot move him from being his all-sufficient, all-powerful, loving self. So, tell him how you feel. Spare no emotion. But if you accuse him of not caring or if you demand your own way as if you were his master instead of his servant, do as the faithful men and women of old did. Get down on your knees and entrust yourself to Him again. Bring to mind his greatness and his power and his unfailing love for you. In the light of his presence, the heat of anger softens to the glow of peace.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bump the walls!

The other day, my son kept asking my daughter to sing him "Bump the Walls" and she could not figure out what he was talking about. He said it was a Christmas song so when she named "Deck the halls" he said "Yes, that's what I said! Bump the Walls! HA HA
Kids are funny! You never know what they think!

Monday, December 8, 2008

SOOOO BUSY....

It's been awhile since I have blogged!
I have been so busy!
Of course we had Thanksgiving, and then on the 29th it was my sons 4th birthday!
Then on Dec.3rd, it was our 12th wedding anniversary!!! Whooo-hooo!
On Thanksgiving my daughter got poison Ivy on her face. Not fun.
Anyhow, I have been tired and exhausted!
Now I am getting ready for Christmas! Man, I just can't wrap my head around the fact that it is almost Christmas.
I tried to put up my tree today but found that we no longer have all the pieces, so I do not know what we are going to do.
Maybe we will get a real tree this year!
We really need to get back on a good school schedule, but it is hard during this time. I think it might be a good idea to take a break until the new year. We do school year round so it would be fine, but I do not know if we will be doing this or not.
My house is a disaster and I really need to clean it up but have been too tired today. Maybe tomorrow.
My sister-in-law and I are going to do Christmas together this year, so that is exciting!
I took some beautiful pictures of my kids for Christmas!!!
I colored my hair back blonde for my hubby for our anniversary!
He likes it blonde!!!!
I need to shampoo my carpets and am trying to decide if I should do it before Christmas or after.
Too much to do and so little time!!! I am sure we all feel that way.
Ok, well, I will try to blog more often now~ I will talk to you soon!
Rodna

Monday, December 1, 2008

One Year Anniversary!

Today is our one year anniversary. It sure has been a crazy year, but I am so thankful for my husband.