Sunday, February 24, 2008

Giants in Your Life

Today our fellowship met in our home. The daughter of the Wonderful Neighbors brought me this drawing she did. I cried. Didn't she do a good job of drawing Dixie? She has her paw up, which was just what Dixie did and she also put a yellow tennis ball in the picture, which was a favorite toy.

Today felt like a heat wave. I think it got up to around 35. Last night it got down at least 12. That is what it was when we got up this morning.

Two different men talked this morning about facing the giants in your life. Everyone has them and they can all be different. The one man shared Psalm 57.

Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

David was on his own. He could not go home because he was a hunted man. Yet, you see that he was totally expecting God to rescue him. He praised the Lord because he knew who was in control. What are the giants in your life? Are you looking forward with anticipation to the help and answers that God is going to send? I have a friend who just rests and trusts in the Lord. She sees lots of answers to her prayers. I believe this is because she is truly trusting the situation to God. She allows Him to work in is own way. I was talking with someone this weekend. Her son had to do something that was very hard. She asked him how he did it and he envisioned angels with swords of fire and Jesus Himself there with him as he walked through his trial. Goliath was a giant, but he was not too big for God to handle. Trust God to slay your giants for you. Then rest.


Sharri said...

What a lovely picture of Dixie! I am sure you were very touched!

I liked the devotional, I like to think about Goliath being taken out with one smooth stone--it only took one! :0)

I need to practice on the resting part--I am trying to do that. :0)

fourkid said...

That is a beautiful picture and shows such a sensitive young lady. She can capture the heart of another and then use it to be a blessing.Hugs,

heatherdmc said...

That is a great picture. Right from the heart. I enjoyed the poetry you shared last post, and the story of swords of fire this. It's a picture set in memory I'm sure I will use the next time I am in trials.

Unknown said...

What a nice picture! Very sweet.

VoiceInTheWilderness said...

Your posting of Psalm 57 was so timely! God spoke to my heart through your blog today. Thank you for allowing God to lead you in all things and direct your communications here. Just this morning I turned some things over to God- things that would have bothered me all day long had I not let go of them and trusted that the Lord could handle them far better than I. I have been blessed.

Pearl said...

What a sweet picture. It almost made me cry. Dvaid's story has always rung true in my life.

HsKubes said...

Beautiful Scripture! Wonderful thoughts! Thank you for sharing.
She did a great job on her picuture.
I'm so sorry about Dixie. I've been out-of-sorts lately and have been catching up. Praying for you.

~ Christina

HsKubes said...

Oh, you asked about my husband being home... He is home "for good" (unless/until another deployment comes up). ;o) We are thankful to have him home and are enjoying him!

~ Christina

The Sisters said...

I am so sorry to hear that you lost your precious Dixie. I can't emagine how hard that must have been to lose a pet.

That is a really sweet picture of her!


Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a great picture of Dixie. You sure have one special neighbor girl there!