Saturday, May 2, 2009

Overflow

Hey!! Yes, I am still alive. Just had some personal things going on that I needed to work through. Life is good on this Saturday night in Michigan. It's been a beautiful day and one that I have enjoyed immensely!! Love these days.

As most of you know I am doing the Beth Moore challenge to memorize a scripture every two weeks. It's that time again to pick the next one. I am typing this without any idea still what my verse is going to be this time. Hmmm...maybe as I keep typing it will come to me??

It's been awhile since I've given you an update on the kids. Thanks so much for all your prayers for them. David is doing really well. (Thank you, Jesus) He continues to see his counselor every couple of weeks and is making great progress. He and Don see each other about once a week and talk/text several times during the week. I know that David needs this and I pray that one day this will be the father/son relationship that they both want.

Ellie still struggles with seeing Don. (she refuses) I understand it, but it's sad. I would like to wave a magic wand and make all the relationships everything that each of them want. Yes, I know that's not possible, but a girl can dream. And we can pray. I do that. A lot!

God created us for relationship. With each other. But really he created us to be in relationship with Him. Isn't that so cool that He WANTED to have a relationship with each one of us. He didn't need to - he wanted to!! That really is more than my little brain can fathom. It should be enough for each of us to realize that the creator of the universe wants to be all we need!! Wow. If we could find our satisfaction in Christ alone then so many other relationships would just fall into place. They would be our overflow!!

This is such a transition period for me in my life right now. I know I'm being healed and that is more exciting than I ever thought possible! Not sure where God is taking me next but I want to be ready. I want my relationship with Jesus to be real. Genuine. Fulfilling. I want to love Him more.

Here it is: Romans 15:3 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Yep, that fits right where I am! He will fill me with joy and peace (which I need so desperately) but my part is to trust Him. The verse says He will fill me with those things AS I trust in Him. And I will OVERFLOW with hope! Doesn't get much better than that.


34 comments:

Kiesha said...

Great scripture and I'm so glad the kids are doing better, they have been in my prayers.

One question for you, how did you stay house bound,perch bound without losing your mind. This bed bound thing is really driving me nuts. Email soon.
Love and prayers.

Heather of the EO said...

You just amaze me!

I know you're not perfect and you wouldn't want me to think so...but I DO think that you are someone who truly seeks to grow and change, and I want you to fully know that you ARE.

Sometimes I think there's no stopping that change, it happens ever so slowly even if we're not paying attention. But WOW, how miraculous and HUGE that change is when we're open to it, involved in it, and aware of it.

Rock on, friend! :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am always glad when you update and I know how you are doing. I am praying for you....

Love the verse.

Laura said...

Sheryl,

So glad to hear from you.
I think of you so much and so thankful to have you in my life. Even though we haven't met in person our bond is in CHRIST alone.

Like I have said so many times, the only thing that can fill us is GOD alone. When I go to anything but him to fill my heart well it gets messy. Ok, enough rambling.
Just know that I love you dearly.
So excited of all that GOD is and will continue to do.

Lina said...

Romans 15:3 is perfect for where you are...and where I am too! Today, with a girlfriend, I watched Session 4 of Beth Moore's Esther study...she talked about denial and courage. We can refuse to face something (denial) or we can "take courage" (Matt. 14:27). I hear courage in your voice here, Sheryl. Bless you!

He And Me + 3 said...

Yes, today was a gorgeous day here in Michigan. Could take days like this forever:)
Thanks for the update.
Love that verse...so perfect.

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Leslie said...

I'm sorry about your daughter's relationship with her dad. I know it hurts to see two people you've loved not get along. My husband and our oldest son butt heads all the time! I'm always praying over that relationship. I'm just thankful that they at least end each day with a genuine "I love you" at bed time regardless of what has transpired during the day. I pray that things will get better for your daughter and her dad.

So, you're one day older than me? Should I make some wise cracks about your "old" age?

Blessings to you and thank you for your kind comments on my blog!

Beverly said...

Thank you for the great scripture...I'll memorize with you!

We live in hope, my friend, and I cherish the widsom that you can bring to our random rule!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

That is a great verse! I need to memorize that one. I will be adding it to my flip book of verses.

You asked about the flowers. The top pic. is Grecian Wind Flowers. Bottom pic. is Grape Hyacinth.

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-stephanie- said...

Congrats on winning over at CC's I'm happy for you.

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nancygrayce said...

That is such a sweet scripture! We know He is the God of hope!!! I pray all the relationships in your family heal. They will, it may just take a lot of time!

Jules (Sporty Mama) said...

Sheryl,

Just wanted to stop by and say hello. God brought you to my mind today, so I lifted you in prayer. Hope all is well.

Julie Anna

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Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Sheryl , you never cease to amaze me with your Godly wisdom, I am so challenged every time I read one of your post. I am thankful with you that the kids are coming along in their own way,God knows and He has got everything in His hand. As you just said to think that he wanted a relationship with each of us. Blessings,
Sue

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Jill said...

Yay!!!!!

you go girl!!!
and you already know how i feel about that verse!!!

LOVE IT!

love you :)
jill

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Cindy said...

Good for you - great scripture.

You are keeping a great attitude through this season in your life.

Continuing to pray for all of you.

Cindy

Kim in NC said...

You keep writing, Sheryl!

Your friends will continue to support you, encourage you, love you, learn from you, be inspired by you, pray for you, cry with you, and will continue to watch you walk out your faith with class and dignity!

You rock, my friend!

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Brittany said...

Sheryl, thank you SO SO much for praying for me. It means more than you know. I will be in prayer for you, too. I don't know your exact circumstances, but God knows.

Megan said...

It brings tears to my eyes to know that you are praying for me.

Thank you so much.

I have to head to bed or I will not want to get up in the morning for work. I'll be back to visit your blog!

Thank you again! You are so kind!

Debbie said...

Thanks Sheryl for your kind comments. I love my french doors too. Come by anytime. Debbie

Amrita said...

LOve ya Sheryl

Chris said...

God bless you abundantly!