Wednesday, August 8, 2007

So Beautiful!....from Arlene

He Knew Me, Yet He Loved Me!
Sometimes I can feel so selfish if things aren't going my way and certainly for the last while now, they haven't been. I was saying last night at Life Group that I have always been able to have anything I wanted pretty much. God has been better to me than I have been to myself.
I have a wonderful husband, daughter and son-in-law and grandkids (even if Tristin did take my wig off today and laughed). He's so funny!
I have felt as if most days lately that I haven't been very good to God. I realized that as I was praying, I wasn't praying sometimes, I was ordering Him what to do. The audacity of me! I didn't mean to, but when I stop and think about it that is how I feel. I have apologized to God for that and I am moving on. I could feel condemned over it for a long time, but that wouldn't get me anywhere. Instead of asking Him to heal a certain area I would say I need this healed.
I want to make sure that even though I am going t-h-r-o-u-g-h this time in the valley that I will still walk up that mountain and be who God wants me to be.
There's another old song that Ronnie Hinson wrote that always touches my heart and it says:
I’m not on an ego trip,
I’m nothing on my own
I make mistakes I often slip,
just common flesh and bones
But I'll prove someday, just why I say, I’m of a special kind
For when He was on the cross, I was on His mind.
FOR HE KNEW ME, YET HE LOVED ME (That's so amazing in itself)
He whose glory makes the heavens shine.
So unworthy of such mercy.
Yet when He was on the cross, I was on His mind.


passing-thru said...

WOW --- great picture and great words -- wow

Terry said...

I love this song!!!
Love Terry

Julie (aka Little Missionary) said...

Arlene, thank you soooo much for sharing your heart with us. You see the good gifts from your Heavenly Father (husband, kids etc) - you are thankful - I sense that from your words. We certainly all have times when we feel we aren't very good to God and order Him around. I think I've felt that way a million times in the last year! It is nice to know other Christians do this too :)

Bless you.