Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This past weekend was our churches woman's retreat. Great place: Ocean Shores, nice home and view of the Pacific ocean.
What happens when 11 or 12 women of varies ages get together. Laughter, stories, crying and a whole lots of love and also snoring. : ) We had beautiful sunsets, walks on the beach, treasures found by some, alot of sharing and getting to know each other better.
I really enjoyed Cheryll Kelly asking each one of us our testimonies. To hear all the different ways God brought us to Him is so unique and special.
The topic that Jeanne spoke on was so good and convincing that I for one really was effected by what the topic Sin.
Yes we all sin and fall short of the glory of God,
and I know that Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God.
So why do I continue to commit the same sin?
I am so very envious of most of my friends. I covet something that alot of them have and I don't. That leads to being jealous. Jealous that I can't and don't have what I would like in my time (like now) and not Gods time. I think why do I have to be the one who gets to watch others and never be the one out there.
I just want something and know that it has to be in Gods time and not my time. I am trying to understand why I have had a taste of it and yet never get all of it. Is it God teaching me a lesson or the devil tempting me?
I have to let go of the envy and jealousy and be content with what I have. I have the best friend that I could ever have. She knows me to well. I have family that I was born into and the family that I have picked and they picked me to be in.
I need to be enjoying all of this and letting go and replace the envy and jealousy that I have with ways to praise and glorify God.
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, Who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.