Tuesday, October 27, 2009

rain and pain

Yesterday I talked to one of my friends who seems to be going through fire at the moment. Good fire that is, but it still hurts like crazy! There are dangerous prayers you can pray in your life and I think "God refine me" or "Take everything that's not You away" can be counted in that category. I remember asking God to break me, I'll never forget how quickly that one was answered!
We were talking about what God is doing in our lives right now and I, for the most part, still feel like I'm in a big waiting room. There are so many questions when it comes to life and what will happen in the next couple months. I have no doubt that He will come through and that amazing history is being written along the way, I have too many stories to tell to deny or not to believe that. It's always the waiting part that brings out the things rooted in your heart. The wonderful Christine Caine has been preaching about that for the last couple years. When Jesus said, "Ask and you will receive" we see 'ask' and 'receive' but no-one wants the 'and you will' part of the sentence. So true and this can lead to a whole season of searching and digging around and getting into the word, etc. I guess that times like these will fuel us for whatever lies ahead of us and as another friend once pointed out "Time spent searching is never wasted!"
And for those who want it all and struggle not being on the front lines sometimes, I was reading 1 Samuel this morning and there it says
"The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike." 1 Samuel 30.24
If you ask me, that's an eternal principle and God will honour what you do when He hands out our rewards one day, no matter how small you think it is you are doing.

My Glorious will be back in Nashville tonight, playing at the Basement. I'm really excited about it.
There are plans of trunk or treating tomorrow night and more pumpkin carving as they either got eaten by the dog or rotted away in the heat :)
Also on the list of things to do, were talks about going to see Anne's brother in law play softball but it's been raining for a day and nobody wants to play when it's as miserable as that. We'll see.


  1. so, jetzt kannst ein bissi austria sehen! enjoy!

  2. Preach it Astrid!! lovely words, as always! i've been praying about some situations and can already see things (good and not so good)''popping up'' left and right...but I know that God is in control - even when he chooses to remain ''silent''! xoxo