Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Continued

 Yesterday was such a great day with family. I woke up so so thankful that Adam was going to get to be beside me at church and that we were going to be able to spend the morning and day together as a family AND with extended family. Our cup was full.
 Church was amazing. I love the place we have been attendning. The preacher, knows believes and lives truth. You can tell He is so passionate about what He says and study studies the word for each sermon. The music was so so great. I enjoy that it is the same type of worship that we are used to and so it's just easy and feels free to worship. It was all so Jesus centered and people centered and I just enjoyed being a spectator at church with my family.
 For lunch we went to my grandparents house. I just adore my grandparents so much. Easter was always a super hard holiday for me in Ohio and just getting to be with my grandparents for Easter was so wonderful. I don't know how many more of those we will have together. I don't know how many times I heard my wheel chair ridden, grandmother who is struggling physically say that she was thankful. At least a handful, many two. What an example she is...
 After lunch the girls were treated to yet another Easter Egg hunt which just "blessed everyone's heart" as my grand mom would say.
Last night we were able to go to the Fisher's house and be with all of Adam's family that lives in Memphis. All the cousins got to play together and the sisters enjoyed catching up and seeing Marmie and Papadaddy again. We missed them while they were in Indo. 
 In the midst of these wonderful blessings and moments there were so hard moments as well. I thought a lot yesterday about Living Hope and how I missed the people that I considered my "family" there. I long for the "community" I felt there. I thought about the first day the church officially started in 2009 and how exciting it was for everyone.
 I have no idea what is "next" for Adam and I. But I know that following Christ has many blessings and comes with many hardships as well. I know and have never doubted that He absolutely by His word called us out of Living Hope Church and I will rest in that. I will grieve it like I should but I will rest in that and trust that whatever He has next for us, that it will be "immeasurably more." Ephesians 4:20
 I will rest. I will take every day to do as God has called us to do and rest. Yes rest physically, mentally but also just rest in Him. That He knows what He is doing, that He has good plans for us (jer 29:11)and that He promises to work all things together for our good. (Rom 8:28) I will rest in the promise that "Those who wait on the Lord will gain brand new strength." (Isaiah 26:8)
 I want to finish this season of waiting and resting on the Lord and be able to say that only by God's grace, it was not a season of complaining, or anxiousness but a season of quietness and trust in the Lord. (Isaiah 30:15)
 I am thankful to the Lord for all my many many blessings. Just like my Mimi may I chose to see and capture and dwell on the abundant blessings Christ has given to me. If Christ were all I had, He would be enough.

Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage to heaven.  As they pass through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs; The autumn rain will clothe it with blessings. They go from strength to strength, (increasing in victorious power) till each of them appears before God in heaven.
Psalm 84:5-7

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