Monday, January 23, 2012

Whats in an Oak tree?

I had given it much thought,
It doesnt seem like it on the outside looking in.
But trust me.
I wanted the word to be spectacular!
One year it was trust. (we may need to revisit that word again.)
Last year it was grace.
I kept coming back to grace.
can you hve the same word two years in a row?
It seemed like cheating.
But what if.....
what if it took you six months
or more
to really get to the heart of the issue?
Doesnt such a profound word get more than six months?
A year?
A lifetime.
I think thats it.
Ive said it before.... a lifetime of grace.
Anna defined is grace.

I signed up for a group at our church.
"Health and Wellness"
It was so hard getting there.
I ended up being late even!
(wishing i hadnt gone)
yet grace....
We are using a great book as the basis of our study/ gathering time.
"Loose it for Life" By Stephen Arterburn.
It just so happens the book I am reading/reviewing is also by him."The exceptional life". I suppose God really has something he wants me to learn.
And learn it well.
Ya think?!
Headed home from the first class I heard my favorite song.
God and I, we had a heart to heart.
He wins.

That night I started reading the book
There is a whole part of the first chapter in the book about grace.....
I needed to read it.

Last night reading this verse;

God sent me to announce the year of His grace- (italics mine)
a celebration of His destruction of our enemies-
and to comfort all who mourn.
To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion,
give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes,
Messages of joy instead of news of doom,
a praising heart instead of a languid spirit.
Rename them "Oaks of Righteousness"
planted by God to display His glory.
-Isiah 61:2-3

Lil G and I are number three and four out of five to get this cold/virus.
Off to rest.
Got Mansfield park ready to watch with a cup of tea.
Maybe tomorrow I will download some photos off the camera so I can share with yall.

I remain,
Under His wings,

1 comment:

  1. Love this Anna! I love how HE works in our lives. I sure hope you and Lil G are feeling better soon! Gets lots of rest! :)


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