Friday, January 20, 2012
Breathing in God's Grace
2012. A New Year. More time given to us from God.
This never fails to baffle me. Our pastor always has us stop everything we're doing and just listen to our breathing. The only reason why we are alive right now is because God wills it. He is the one who tells our hearts to pump and our lungs to fill with air. Everyday is another day of things to do, errands to run, meals to make, the list goes on; but I rarely stop and just praise God for allowing me to breathe and allowing me to have one more day with my family and friends.
This has become so much more evident to me through the trial that Robyn and Bryan Adams are going through. Robyn's on strict hospital bed rest at 21 weeks with her twin boys holding on like the little warriors that they are. One has little to no fluid in his sac. We've affectionately been calling him Jack Bauer because he has moved across the cervix as if to block it so he and his brother will not get out until they are good and ready! Everyday Robyn and Bryan and thankful for one more day with their boys and by God's awesome, unimaginable mercy, they have had almost 3 weeks with them since she had gone into preterm labor.
This verse below has become very real to me, because not only is every one of our breaths given to us by God but also our faith:
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.~Colossians 1:9-12
I am honored and so thankful that God has given me another day to see these faces: