Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cease Striving

"Cease striving and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10

I do not have a calculated post tonight.  Nothing clever or catchy.  No play on words like I enjoy doing from time to time.  Today, however, I am thankful.  

It seems like I spend a lot of my mental energy planning out my next challenge.  Plotting, attaining, striving for the goals I have set for myself.  There is nothing wrong with goals.  I believe that having Godly vision is essential.  

"Where there is no vision, the people perish"  Proverbs 29:18 

But, like everything else, these goals, these things I strive to do in my life, must have balance.  What good are a list of Earthly accomplishments if they are not done in accordance with God's will and plan.  I love what Jeremiah says:

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, not harm you, to give you a hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11

Today, I am thankful.  

It occurred to me the other day that my dreams have come true.  I have always been grateful for God's blessings (husband, children, health etc)...but a specific time came to my memory the other day that reminded me that MY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE.  I think that while we are chasing our dreams through life, we can often be so busy chasing, that we don't even realize when our dreams are no longer dreams.  I am thankful to be alive to experience each "dream come true" that God allows me to experience on this Earth.  It is God who gives "breath and life to all things" according to Acts 17:25.  I claimed this verse over my life every day when I was sick and pregnant with my triplets.  I am thankful, today, that I am here; breathing and alive.  

Another thanks is this guy right below!  I prayed for years for God to give me a Godly husband.  I had a rather lengthy mental list and felt like I might be an old maid before I got my answer.  Robb is a wonderful husband and father.  He is high on life and I am grateful for his spirit.  He's pretty spunky (and good looking if I do say so myself).  

And not to forget my three beautiful cowboys and one precious "cowboygirl."  My dreams of being a mother, although seemingly delayed for a season, have also come true.  I would not trade them for the world.  Three little dreams come true.  Thank you God for Your blessings!  I don't deserve them, but I will do the best with what you have entrusted to me.

Today, I am thankful.