Monday, April 11, 2011

Blessed Beyond Measure

So God did some amazing things in my life this weekend that I'd like to share with you.

We made one of the harder decisions we've ever made. We sold David's car. We sold it not because we had to, but because we felt called to do so. It's just something that will help us make progress and focus our money and attention on bigger and better things for our family.

I am so proud of my husband. That car was his baby and he was willing to give it up for our family without shedding a tear.  I, on the other hand, was an emotional wreck! I literally could not stop crying on Friday. I just know how much David loved that car. It was our first big purchase together.

When I start to worry about how we will survive with one car though, I just remember that I am truly blessed to be a part of a one-car family. I am so glad God has provided me with that, and am continuing to trust him to meet our needs. From the mouth of my husband, "obedience is better than sacrifice."

On Saturday I got to do the best thing you can do in a situation like this, serve. I got to help Serve Knoxville as one with Operation Inasmuch on Saturday. David and I helped paint house numbers on curbs so emergency vehicles can easily identify houses. I'll let you guess who was better at this job, him or me. :-) We also got to spend some time with our dear friends Todd and Marisa Lykins afterwards. Love them! That night I had a romantic date with my husband. :-) So sweet!

The weekend just got sweeter on Sunday. I got to teach my little class of pre-schoolers about the Last supper and wash their feet. The coolest part, however, was the discussion we had about prayer.

We talked about how when you pray you can just tell God what you're thinking and feeling. I gave them each an opportunity to pray to God, and when they did it was so sweet. They put their faces to the ground and talked to God. These little ones were in complete surrender and had a conversation with God. We had conversations about new houses, riding their scooters, their dad mowing the grass, and lots of prayers of gratitude for moms, dads, and friends. 

What a beautiful picture of what prayer should be. I did not tell them to get on their faces before the Lord, they just did it, and I was touched.

Then I went into one of the more powerful worship experiences I've ever had. God's presence was so evident and I felt Him moving through my church. Pastor Scott's message was amazing and I can't wait for Easter to come!

To end the weekend, I got to go see my dear friend Sarah Benton's senior art show at Appalachian Center for Craft. I had a fun time hanging with friends from Northstar and came home to my sweet husband cooking me dinner.

All I can say is "my cup overflows." I am truly blessed and hope I don't forget it!

1 comment:

  1. So glad to be a part of your world, you and David bless us so much :)
    And I love that God is using you to raise up a generation of children to love Him!!!!