My six

My six

"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Friday, July 24, 2009

Please Don't Fight...

I am a believer. I know what Christ can do. I have experienced it first hand. I have been struggling now for a while. There are many Christians that I had a lot of faith in that the Lord has knocked them off of their pedestal to make me realize that we are indeed human. I seriously want to have a passion for Christ that is contagious, I want to love Him with all of my being. I want others to know what He has done for me. But yes I am human and I have struggled with this for a long time. I have let others get in the way and I have been rebellious, back slidden. We have had many struggles as a family this past 7 months, and He is always faithful.

Something hit me today while we were riding on the way to Southhaven. We were listening to the song "By Your Side" by Tenth Avenue North. They are a Christian band. This song is in Christ perspective and I love it, but this time Christ spoke to me through it. The chorus goes like this:

"I'll be by your side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
Please don't fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you "
(Tenth Avenue North)

And it hit me! I have been fighting these hands that have been holding me for so long. Just like Addison, my two year old. She is getting so independent and doesn't want me to hold her when we walk into a store or anywhere else. She fights me, I am holding her and she is wiggling to get down. I am doing the same with God. I am holding her so she will not get hit by a car or run off and get lost. He is holding me so I will not fall, because I will on my own. I keep struggling. I keep fighting the hands that are holding me. It is time I just stop wiggling and let Him hold me. Safe.
In his protection and He will take care of me, and He will never let me go.

-pg

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's Amazing

Can you believe it, I am actually updating my blog. If I was getting paid for this I would be fired by now. It seems like I have been burning the midnight oil since May 22.

This summer has been packed full. Mike and I decided that we were going to go on a diet. My baby brother is getting married in September, on the beach, and we are both in the wedding! So our goal is to drop 20 pounds each. I am glad to report as of right now we are half way to our goal!! I just hope I can get the rest off by September 26th!!!

The children have kept me busy as ever. Daulton had baseball camp in June, the next week him and Dev both left for summer camp where I missed them terribly. I also missed them because I didn't have someone to help me entertain the other 4. The trophy shop has kept me busy this summer as well. Thank the Lord for that blessing! Brady and Daulton have both played summer ball. We have just made it back from Panama City and now next week we leave for Mississippi. Then in August Mike and I will visit my brother in Birmingham and then the wedding in Santa Rosa Florida in September. A summer of travels.

I have so many stories to tell. I can't tell them all in one night. So I will try to have two post a day until I get caught up. Who knows, It might be two months before I post anything else.

I will say this though, God provides. If there is one thing that I have learned this summer, is that my God loves me, and provides for me. He always gives me everything I need. He doesn't give me what I want, but what I need. The necessities, food, shelter and love. Can I get an AMEN?

-pg