Monday, February 21, 2011

God's Sovereignty

A few funny things have been going on lately. Adelyn needed some new shoes bad and Annabelle never wore a size 4 in the winter soooo we went to Target to look for Adelyn some new shoes. We got these brown ones. I like them ok, they are not my favorite but I thought they looked like she could run in them! Since that is all she does, ha!!

Of course we could not leave without getting Annabelle some new shoes too. I tried to let her kind of guide my decision. (As in, pick them out with my approval.) She picked these shoes out and it's good. We got them a size bigger so that she will be able to wear them for a while and they are also good "playing shoes." I know this story sounds a little boring but the funny part about it was that Annabelle insisted on putting on her new shoes even before checking out at Target and so she wore them home and then did not want to take them off for nap and so her daddy let her wear them for nap time. Then, that night she didn't want to take them off to sleep for the night either soooo she has had the same shoes on even while sleeping for like 3 days now. (She did take them off in the bath tub, PTL! ha) The story is just so Annabelle's personality so I had to post it!

Also, this weekend we went to the mall in Polaris to get out of the house and to play at the play place there. I ran in a department store to look at all the darling spring dresses for little girls they had out and Annabelle went with me. She begged to try on all of them. She is so much like me! haha! So, when we got back with Daddy and Adelyn I said to Annabelle, "Annabelle are you going to like to wear dresses a lot like mommy when you grow up?" and she said, "yes momma." Then, I turned to Adelyn and said, "Adelyn, are you going to wear lots of dresses too?" and she blatantly and clearly said, "NO!" It was the first time she has ever actually said the word. It was so hilarious because we always say she is our "tom boy."

I love it how God made them so different. I know it probably sounds weird but I prayed for them to be very different so they wouldn't compete as much! God answered that prayer for sure!

On another note, I was studying the scriptures that our Pastor Jeremy quoted in the service yesterday. I went over these passages. Job 42:1-6, "
Job answered God: "I'm convinced: You can do anything and everything.
Nothing and no one can upset your plans.
You asked, 'Who is this muddying the water,
ignorantly confusing the issue, second-guessing my purposes?'
I admit it. I was the one. I babbled on about things far beyond me,
made small talk about wonders way over my head.
You told me, 'Listen, and let me do the talking.
Let me ask the questions. You give the answers.'
I admit I once lived by rumors of you;
now I have it all firsthand—from my own eyes and ears!
I'm sorry—forgive me. I'll never do that again, I promise!
I'll never again live on crusts of hearsay, crumbs of rumor."

This is the very last chapter of Job. None of Job's circumstances have changed; he is still diseased, without a family or possessions but yet he realizes he has wronged God by questioning Him and vows not to do it again. SATAN THEN LOSES THE BATTLE!!!!!!!! of trying to get Job to abandon God.

McArthur says, "Job's confession and repentance took place here (in these verses). Job did not know "why" but he was finished complaining, questioning, and challenging God's wisdom and justice. He was reduced to such utter humility, crushed beneath the weight of God's greatness, that all he could do was repent for his presumptuous and insulting manner of speech that was ultimately against God. Without answers to all his questions, Job humbly bowed in humble submission before His Creator and admitted God's sovereignty."

Wow. May I rest in God's sovereignty today.

1 comment:

Heather said...

I love your posts, so encouraging to me - always! Also love the story of Annabelle & the shoes, c-u-t-e!