Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cast all your cares...

Starting with a picture of one of the 2 resident frogs in our pond... how cool we having some living creatures in our pond... at least no snakes! yikes!
We had a great getaway for our anniversary, but I am having a hard time getting going today… I just feel sooooo lazy… where is my motivation???? I know my motivation needs to come from my Papa.

I am trying not to let the burdens sneak in & take over… I need to remember… "Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." —1 Peter 5:7 That was yesterday’s Daily Bread… now today’s (which I put off reading) was in Matthew 14 where Jesus is walking on the water & Peter gets out of the boat… how that when Jesus spoke the words, “It is,” that should be enough… if He says “it is” you know that IT IS! At those times when I feel so overwhelmed… He is… He just is. What assurance that brings to me… the hard part is keeping a grasp on that & not losing sight of Him.

"Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.'” —Matthew 14:27

He is carrying me through whatever I am going through & always… but why do I keep trying to do it myself??? Have you ever tried to carry yourself???? It doesn’t work so good… why do I continue to be so stubborn? Recently, I heard a good definition for the word, “stubborn,” it means that I think I know better than God does… ooooh did that ever step on my toes, but it was a good crunch! Do you ever have those moments when the Holy Spirit crunches on you to get your attention??? The obedience isn't in what you know it is in what you do with what you know.

Lord, today & everyday I need You to be my motivation… I need You to be my provider… I need You to carry my burdens… I need You to carry me through...
with a grateFUL HEART, carin

1 comment:

Mari said...

The frog picture is very cute! I appreciate what you have to say today. I can be stubborn too and that description really speaks to me.