Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Glory be to God


It's really late and I should be sleeping. But no, I'm catching up on blogs:) Quiet and alone times don't happen often. What a blessing that I am awake. God has shown me so much this past hour.
How many times do we pray for things. Like peace, spouse, kids, endurance etc.. It's funny I know many people that have prayed for God to provide a husband only to end up after they get their husband to start praying for God to change their husband. Or like me I pray for peace only to end up praying for forgiveness. Or for endurance only to find myself praying for rest. I don't know how many times I prayed for our children we hadn't met for God to protect, care for, love and show us them. How funny that lately I pray for peace, quiet, sleep and strength to love , protect and care for our children he gave us. As I was typing this Daizey woke up 3 times crying, Lukas is sick, Adam is gone, I haven't slept more than 5 hours in 48 hours, but I can't help wanting to sing praises to God. He has given me all I asked for and more. He created circumstances that leave me exhausted and tired so therefore He has built my endurance. Everyday huge stresses fly my way therefore I lean on Him for peace. I can't help but to give God the Glory. It became so real to me as I hold my precious daughter in my arms and type this. At first I was thinking, "Man, not again. Please go to sleep, I'm tired". Then I looked down at her and thought, "Thank you Lord". My prayers have been answered.

15 comments:

Brandi said...

What to say to that but AMEN. . love ya!

Bran

Candace said...

AMEN sister! You 2 are precious! Hope today is a great day for you guys! xxxx

Tengesdal 4 said...

Thanks for sharing your heart.... this impacts me in ways that I am having trouble expressing...... Have a good day today!

crispy said...

I am so glad that God has given you those precious children and that you are living out "consider it ALL joy my brethren when you encounter various trials".

God is good. And count it joy!!!!

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

This is what my quiet time was about this morning...Adversity and our response. Glad you had some moments of quiet last night.

Luv ya!

amy smith said...

so true. and spoken by a true mom. we are blessed to be a part of this blog world with you...

Wife to the Rockstar said...

So sweet. You are an amazing woman with such a beautiful perspective.

Salzwedel Family said...

Beautiful...

Laura said...

Truth--to God be the GLORY! Even in the midst of our whirlwind, He is good and He protects. I love the picture of you and Daizey. I cannot wait to see you all again. Hope you are feeling well today. Crispy also hit it on the head...consider it ALL joy!xoxoxox

Cassie said...

so thankful i get little glimpses of amazing hearts through blogs! continuing to pray for you and your family.

Melissa :) said...

Amen! Sometimes it so hard to see through...but you did. :)

Sean and Lisa said...

Steff, again I say you are amazing! I love the picture and your heart!

adam said...

I LOVE YOU MY SWEET! WOW!

Christine said...

WHat a beautiful post. Thank you.

Melissa said...

Definitley gave me something to think about. Thanks for shring so honestly.