Wednesday, April 9, 2008

This Road

I have realized sometime during the last six months that we get to tell the story of our life, but we are not the ones writing it. I loved "choose your own adventure" books when I was younger. Somehow you could cheat and go to the end of the book and find the "best" path. Unfortanutly you can not do that in real life. If I could this may not have been the adventure that I would have choose. The path has been with much grief and sadness. We have gone through many hills and valleys and come up to many pot holes. This journey has not been without wounds. As I continue on this journey not knowing what will come tomorrow I can say that given this same "adventure", I would do it the same. Its a good thing that God decides our story because we would never choose these trials. But He knows what He is doing. This is HIStory. A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9 Larsons 9 month and 23 hours where not in vain. He has taught me so much and I know that as I continue to reflect on my short time with him, that I will learn even more. I know that at anytime, or lives can take a turn down a very windy path. BUT, I am comforted to know that whatever path I am on, GOD IS WALKING WITH ME. I know that I serve a faithful loving God.
I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;
I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
I will be glad and rejoice in You.
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

After His Own Heart by Charles Spurgeon
-When your faith endures many conflicts and your spirit sinks low, do not condemn yourself. It was David in haste who said, "I am cut off from before your eyes" (Ps. 31:22). Yet there is David now in the blessed heavenly choir, for even here on earth he was a man after God's own Heart. (Sam. 13:14)
There is a reason for your season of heaviness. Great soldiers are not made without war. Skillful sailors are not trained on the shore. It appears that if you are to become a great believer, you will be greatly tested. If you are to be a great helper to others, you must pass through their trials. If you are to be instructed in the things of the kingdom, you must learn from experience. The uncut diamond has little brilliance, the unthreshed corn feeds no one, and the untried believer is of little use or beauty. There are great benefits to come from your trials and depression.
Many people have a comparatively smooth path through life, but their position is not the equal of the tested believer. The one who is much plowed and often harrowed will thank God if the result is a larger harvest to the praise and glory of God by Jesus Christ. If your face is now covered with sorrow, the time will come when you will bless God for that sorrow. The day will come when you will see great gain from your losses, your crosses, your troubles, and your afflictions:
From all your affliction His glory shall spring,
And the deeper your sorrows, the louder you'll sing.


Sue said...

Thanks Corie! Speaking your heart as He fills it... your words are new and fresh as His mercies are new every morning. We're resting in His care; His arms are so strong yet tender. We're all on the journey Home just as our precious Caleb, Larson, Sophie, Macey, Effie, Maddox, Miller Grace... found themselves to be. They are alive and well and they know far more about Home than we do and they have seen His face! How blessed I am as a Grandmother to read and be blessed by each and all of you Moms who write to share your hearts, grow in His grace, and multiply His praise.

Carlton and Aimee Weathers said...

I love that by Spurgeon. I think I posted that same one on my old blog during my pregnancy with Sophie. What truth!
How are you, friend?
There are lots of airplanes that head this way from Colorado! Get on one!

Laura said...

What a great quote from Spurgeon! I am singing loud and I know you are too! Thankful we are on the adventure together! Love you friend!