Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Morning Musings!

Well here we are February 16, 2005 and the house has not yet sold. I just finished the morning musing and hit spell check and it erased the whole thing. So here I go again! God is testing my patience this morning with this technology that He has given us. Do we trust Him or the technology? Same theory goes for the house; do I trust Him or the real estate market? If I believe that God is Sovereign and in control of all things then I must trust in Him for all things!

This morning I was reading in Ezekiel and God spoke to me with a small portion in chapter 36 verse 32. "It is not for your sake that I will act, declares the Lord GOD; let that be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways" OUCH! I am ashamed and confounded for my ways... who am I in the grand scheme of things? God is concerned with His name, He is Holy and Just and Perfect, we are not. So when God chooses to act, He will do it for His own Glory. For who are we? This brings me to the Psalm I read for the morning, Psalm 144:3-4, "O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow". Our life is a breath, and only what we do here on this earth for Christ will last for eternity. How many days can you add to your life by worrying about things? So my lesson today for myself is this: If the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, and God will act for the glory of his own Name and not mine, and my life is only a breath a passing shadow; then what I am going to do today? I am going to seek to Glorify God by obeying His commands (to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength, and my neighbour as myself) and stop worrying about when the house is going to be sold and when we are going to head to Africa to fulfill His calling in our lives. I am also going to pray, and I would ask those of you who love the Lord to pray with us. For I am reminded in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

So please pray along with us that God's name would be Glorified in all that He has done and all that He is about to do on our behalf. We are amazed at how He has worked so far! He is so Good! Pray for wisdom and discernment as we seek to live out God's will for us here on this earth.

I am also including a link to another missionary blog! I thought some of you may be interested in increasing your missionary portfolio and so I am including this link (Sheri is a fellow MK[missionary kid] of NCEM[Northern Canada Evangelical Mission]) for your enjoyment.

If you are not called to be a GO-er, then you are called to be a SEND-er, whether that is by your prayers or your giving, God will reveal that to you in His time.

Hope you have enjoyed my morning musings. May God bless you as you do His will today!


gerri said...

Good Morning to you Charlene.

Ok, well yes, it is a different morning but morning it is.
Good word! Habbakuk 2:3 (i think) says "though He linger, He will not delay."
my paraphrase...."God is on time, he will not be late, (probably not early though"

......thinking about you these past days and praying for you all.


Knightly News Update said...

Thanks for your note! You are right God knows, He is always on time, and we are always trying to get ahead of Him! We are such knuckle-heads!

Thanks for your prayers, we certainly appreciate them!
God Bless,

Aneta said...

Hi Charlene,
Certainly enjoyed your post; I'm sure most of us can relate to this WAITING's the hardest thing to do sometimes! We know God is in control (in all our circumstances), but we still want to take the wheel and 'make things happen'! Thankfully, His patience with His children is endless! Praying for your needs,

Knightly News Update said...

Thank you for your prayers... they are greatly appreciated.

Lisa Marie said...

I think you guys stink... but I enjoyed visiting your 'blog for the first time. Eat as much ice cream as you can!

We might be leaving for China before you leave for Africa!! :P'

We're looking at March: waiting for tax refunds, then prepping for visas and booking tickets! AHH!

Love you guys =D