Sunday, April 26, 2009
A birthday,A baby coming, Prayer request, and a delight filled promise!
Can I just say first I'm loving the weather we had in Chattanooga lately, It has been in the low to mid 80's. I love sunshine! Can I also ask you all to pray for my friend Sandra who has been dealing with chronic pain for more than 8 years, and doctors have yet to be able to relieve it for any length of time. She is in need of relief, comfort and hope, and is seeking God for his purpose in all of this! She is an amazing encouragement to me, and a woman who loves God and others.
My family is celebrating my 26th Birthday tonight, even though it isn't actually my birthday until Wed. I am totally fine with that as mom will take me out on Wed. My little cousin Jackson will be born tomorrow, as they are doing a C-section. Brady who you've seen in some of my pics, will have Jackson Graham as his little brother. I'll post phots at some point, if I can.
I am going to share something with you that rocked my world recently. The Lord delights in me! I use to wonder what that was all about, when people said it, but this week, I found that to be true within his word. Psalm 18:19 "He brought me to a wide open place; He rescued me because He delighted in me." My friend Jenn use to talk about this a lot, but I admit I never really understood the whole concept of God delighting in us, but this truth comes right from the bible. God rescued each of us, not because we deserved it, but because He created us, and chooses to delight in us! The reality that God personally delights in us, should cause us to know we have great worth, and motivate us to make him our greatest delight! I'm still soaking up the wonder and joy that comes from this! Since God,and Christ delight in you and me, we can have freedom and joy in living for Christ! He delights in you today and always! He cherishes you! Need proof? Look to the cross and the empty tomb, and you will know he delights in you!
By the way, I will be driving my chair on May 9th to raise money for AAA Women's Services. The event was yesterday, but due to church event conflict I need to pick another day. My goal is 500$ I'm 345$ right now. I have another week to raise. I have a widget that on my blog that will take you right to my fundraising page with more info. Please prayerfully consider donating to help those in the midist of unplanned pregnancies, know they can chose life. Every dollor helps! I would encourage you to find out more about your local pregnancy center. Thank you so much!