And when HE takes over, things go much more smoothly than when I am in charge.
But it is the letting go that is so hard. Hard for me anyway. But I am getting there…nothing like taking half a century to figure something out!
Lord, I am so thankful that you gave me direction for this space. Please continue to guide me and continue giving me the courage to let go. I don’t need to try and to this on my own, I know you can handle it all…I just need to let you. Thank you for the peace I have experienced so far.
Is there something in your life you need to let go of so you can continue holding on?
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I read these verses this morning as part of @stephanieweinert chapter a day challenge
It has been months since I have shared in this space. A lot of hard things have happened.
Tomorrow it will be four months since the sudden death of a close family member that was in his mid-fifties.
The grief is palpable. The loss is cavernous.
And life goes on.
And I remember that “he is my help and my shield.” And I will be thankful.
With all the grief and sadness in the world I wasn’t sure how I would handle today. How I would allow myself to grieve this loss? Today when there has so much WRONG in our world. In a post @deidrariggs shared today she reminded us that life goes on. And I realized that today this is my life. And I can grieve this loss. My life goes on... I am thankful for the 4 days we had her. On Friday I will remember each event of her last day and I will remember her dying in my arms.
And I will be both sad and grateful. #infantloss #trisomy18 #stlouischildrenshospital
Mary, I can certainly relate to your feelings about your blog. I've been in sort of an little turmoil myself. I know that God will work it out as I walk with Him. Oh I love that casserole dish. I keep meaning to sign up as a consultant for Blessings through a friend. Just can't seem to find the extra $100 cash! I got rid of Disqus too!
You are right, Barbie…he WILL work it out, but the waiting can seem like torture sometimes! The Blessings Unlimited thing was absolutely something I felt led to do even though it is out of my comfort zone. Praying for you friend!
Yes, I do have something like that in my life. Thank you for the encouragement!
You are welcome, Jessica! And thank you for stopping by. I am humbled that my writing encouraged you. I'll be praying for you as you deal with your something.
This has been one of the hardest lessons to learn for me: To let go and let God lead. I'm such a control freak! I've even asked Him repeatedly why He made me this way, but I'm beginning to see. He's teaching me that dying to self…and I'm learning. growing. stretching. striving. Just like you. So proud of you! I'll be back tomorrow, friend 😉
I am also a control freak, Nikki. That is why letting go is such a challenge. I wonder how many times I have written about that on my blog; I know it is something I continually work at! Thank you, friend, for taking the time to visit!
The verses from Philippians 4:4-7 are one of my favorites. The comments and the photos also enhanced the meaning of these verses. You have touched my spirit and know that your ministry through words will bless and inspire many others. I enjoy the analogy of letting go of problems and giving them to God for Him to work out the decisions that He wants us to pursue.
Kat, thank you. I am humbled by your words. If the Lord can use my words to touch anyone, that is all I can ask.
Letting go – one of the hardest things we human can do. We always wants to make sure we are in control. Great post!!
I agree Susan, letting go is probably one of the hardest things we can do! And it is something I am constantly working on!
I love watcing you contnue to grow and I learn so much from you….always have! Thanks Mary!! BTW; I just followed you on twitter too…new to that, but trying to figure it out, lol
Oh, Kathy…if the Lord uses my words to minister to someone that is all I can ask. I'll have to find you on twitter!
it is so true what you wrote…when we let go, He gives us peace…I relearn that one over and over, sometimes..so glad you have peace about your blog, Mary 🙂
You know something, Dolly…I relearn this over and over too!! Or maybe I don't LEARN it, maybe I just practice it for a while, then go back to my old ways and have to be reminded again! 🙂