First of all, Rob wants me to make sure you all know this is Lindsey writing and not Rob. LOL! Like you would have any doubts. I told him I ain’t witty! He said, “You aint witty, but you sure are pretty!” Staci, there was a huge eyeroll after that one! haha! You will also be able to tell this is me and not Rob, by my poor punctuation and improper use of English. Sorry to my mother-in-law english teacher and my highschool english teacher, Mrs. Musielak. It just ain’t my thing. 😉 So anyway….
There is this devotional book titled, “Jesus Calling”, that I bought this summer after Tucker was born. I would read the devotionals in the middle of the night when I was feeding Tucker lots, early on. I now remember it falling behind the couch one night. Now I know that must’ve been on August 19th, because that is where my book marker was when I found it this morning;). I went looking for it because I thought it would be a nice thing for me to read to Rob each day. So I brought it in with me this morning and pulled it out and went to December 10th. Anyone who thinks God isn’t present after reading this, or that it is a coincidence what the devotional was for today…well you just crazy! Here is what the devotional said today…
“Make me the focal point of your search for security. In your private thoughts, you are still trying to order your world so that it is predictable and feels safe. Not only is this an impossible goal, but it is also counterproductive to spiritual growth. When your private world feels unsteady and you grip My hand for support, you are living in conscious dependence on Me.
Instead of yearning for a problem-free life, rejoice that trouble can highlight your awareness of My presence. In the darkness of adversity, you are able to see more clearly the radiance of My face. Accept the value of problems in this life, considering them pure joy. Remember that you have an eternity of trouble-free living awaiting you in heaven.”
Thank you Jesus for being so present in our lives, and for slowing us down and allowing us to see you so clearly.