Monday, December 7, 2009



Things change so fast around here that some days I can't keep up with what's going on.

Having two teens probably has a lot to do with that. Oh....and the fact that God is moving!

It's been hitting me lately how I have spent the first 40something years of my life. I want to be intentional about how I spend the remainder of my days. Intentional about seeking God. Intentional about being content. Intentional about believing what God says. Intentional about loving on those people that God puts in my life. Intentional about being a "light".

God in His mercy is restoring the years the locusts have eaten. (Joel 2:25) What is yet to come is going to be even better than what I've experienced before. Because God is going to lead the way. I have to let Him. Can't get ahead of Him.

Please continue to pray for my kids. They struggle. It's hard. But, oh, I want them to see Jesus. I want them to see that God really is moving and healing. This life is NOT about us. As teens I don't expect them to fully grasp that, but I am praying that seeds are planted and the roots of bitterness are ripped out.

What is changing in your life? Is God restoring years to you as well?


Sassy Granny ... said...

What a noble endeavor, my friend! I have no doubt the Lord is near both you and your daughters; that His grace will be sufficient for all. His lavish love is all over your words and ways. How like Him!

If there's one thing I know: He alone never changes. Everything else is subject to heavy winds.

God bless you, and all the more during this Christmas season.


ShEiLa said...

I can only imagine what your children must be feeling. I am sure the Lord is mindful of them. Because you petition in their behalf.

May the holiday season bring you peace and happiness.


R.L.Scovens said...

THe things that you've put into your kids will never go away. I have a preteen and I know that everything I've taught him about God will stay with him.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love you sweetie. If you figure out the content part let me know... I struggle in that area.

Laura said...

Love you my friend.
God is changing things but its me who is struggling with that change. But he is in control.. Changing me.. Excited of what he has in store.

Love you

Beth E. said...

God is constantly changing me, teaching me, forgiving me...loving me.

I guess the biggest change He has done in my life is teaching me to let go of situations in my life, and allowing Him to move in a powerful way.

Blessings to you and your daughters...

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Always praying for you.....Hope you read about the miracle of one of my elves...

C.C. and Double T said...

That is an interesting thing to pray. I'm not sure what God is restoring in my life right now. I know what I want Him to restore. Years... many, many years. I guess I just have to wait to see what He has in mind. Sometimes, it feels like I'm still more in the destruction/tearing down part than the restoration part.

I'm sorry. Feeling a bit down myself lately.

I will continue to pray for you and your children. Bitterness is definitely a horrible thing when it takes root. I will pray that God will protect them from that.

laurette said...

I love your insight and your awareness of what God is doing in and through your life, as well as those around you. I love that scripture-declaring He will restore those years.
Continuing to pray for you, David and Ellie.
You are a blessing to me, thank you for sharing your words of wisdom through your blog.

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

I'm praying for you family as you move through these changes.

God's girl said...

Awesome! God is so good. I love this verse:

Isaiah 62:11 The LORD has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: "Say to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your Savior comes! See, his reward is with him, and his RECOMPENSE accompanies him.

God is making the enemy compensate and pay restitution to us because of the things he has stolen from us! And because the thief has been caught, he must pay us back double!(Exodus 22:7)

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Maybe...hope so....just a little more peace to cover the pain. If the pain has gotta be there, a covering of peace makes it better.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Really, just reading this blog is a restorative factor in my life. Your encouragement and inspiration to keep pressing on,and to not let the circumstances of each of our lives get the best of us, is a real blessing. Despite how it all looks around you and me...God does have a plan and we are so privileged to be a part of it. I find myself looking forward to your posts my friend.

His Girl said...

I feel something around the bend myself...

(praying for your fam this very minute)

Robin said...

I've been wanting to leave you a comment ever since I read this post on Monday...but a teething 6 month old and our first "snow day" off school has had my week turned upside down!

I am keeping your kids in my prayers! And God restoring years? Wow, does He ever!!! That teething 6 month old I mentioned is the product of our "Year of Jubilee" :o) But my parents divorced when I was in grade school and my Mom is a believer (my dad is not...YET!) and God so richly blessed my through her faithfulness and prayer (LOTS of prayer I'm sure!). Something I'm trying to remember as my little ones are growing older is that God is drawing them to a relationship with Him. I have my responsibilities but just as He is drawing me personally into a personal relationship with Him, He is drawing them personally into a personal relationship with Him. I tend to have a hard time remembering that He doesn't need me to do everything for Him :o) Praying for His blessings on your family!!!

Julie said...

Hey Sheryl,
I found you from Alece's blog. It's great to meet you.

I've been a mother of teens for 9 years now.... and I've got several more years to go. I have 5 children between the ages of 22 and 12....

I'm also a woman who is finding the deep love of God that has not only changed me but opened up my heart more brilliantly. My children are seeing something just in how I love HIM...and allow HIM to love me.

I know your children are seeing things that you have no idea they are seeing. God just works like that. As He overcomes us with HIs love it just seeps out....

I'm glad I came here today. I've loved my visit. I'd love to have you stop by my blog for a visit, if you like. I love meeting new people.

Merry Christmas!

prashant said...

If there's one thing I know: He alone never changes. Everything else is subject to heavy winds.

Work from home

The lady of the house... said...

Hi. I came upon your blog via my dear friend Jeane`'s blog. i was so struck by your words about being intentional to be beautifully said and a wonderful goal to have.
Thank you for sharing your heart.