Sunday, March 13, 2011

Blessings or Burdens?

(First, Scroll to bottom of blog and hit "Pause" button.
Then return to this video and hit the "Play" button.
Worth listening to this ~ all the way to the end!)

Katie Davis says it so well on her blog (click here).
"I live with these human eyes, and with these human eyes of mine I label. I label one thing as good and one thing as bad. I label moments as blessing or burden. And I forget that all this labeling, it is not my right, not my place, not mine to do. To declare what is a gift in my life and what is a curse is to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, to sit in the garden full of abundance and beauty and choose the forbidden. The knowledge of good and evil, that was never intended for me. Could I, like Jja Ja Maria just quit my labeling and say, "Whatever God wants. Whatever HE wants!".....

....."And if every good and perfect gift is from above, and a Good and Beautiful God can create only good and beauty then these moments that I choose to label as loss and suffering, they are really good and beautiful, perfect gifts?".....

......"Suffering, pain, loss, shame – all these things I have blamed on a broken world, Satan even. But can’t a broken world and even Satan only give what God allows? Suffering, pain loss and shame are only these things because I label them as such. Because I, a sinner, choose to eat from the tree, choose to turn away from nail-scarred hands and ignore the grace and miss the gift. He is beautiful and everything He creates is beautiful and if I choose to label it suffering I am choosing to miss the beauty that is freely offered me."

Read her entire post HERE.  It speaks well of where I am today.  Trying to focus on life's Blessings rather than Burdens.

What if our trials in this life are your blessings in disguise, Lord?  Help me no longer try to control things so that they fit within my timeline.  My idea of "right."  Help me NOT doubt you, your Word, nor your Promises, Lord.

I know you hear my plea....if I BELIEVE.  I DO  BELIEVE, Lord.  Please help me in my unbelief or doubt.  I believe YOU ARE STILL IN CONTROL.



Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing this today - it blessed my heart right where I am.

Chasity said...

AMEN! We ALL need this!

Anonymous said...

Deb, You and Jeff have been on our hearts from time to time over the last weeks. My husband and I are praying with you guys!


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