This weekend I will meet Annette of Annie’s Eyes Blog in person. We are having lunch at Ciro’s. I am very much looking forward to our meeting.
Sunday I am taking my father to lunch at Goode Company Seafood at his request. He wants to eat an oyster poboy. I don’t care for seafood. I see a beautiful, green salad for lunch.
This post is bittersweet because I am thrilled about meeting Annette in person and sad because my father has been told he probably has congestive heart failure.
I am so thankful we serve a Big BIG God. I not only believe in Him, I believe Him. To believe Him, I must know His word. Here are but a few verses on which I stand:
who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty
Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
So Sisters, I say remember God is a BIG, BIG God. A God Who loves us, Who understands our cares, concerns, moods (thought I would like to discuss hormones and why in the world he created mosquitoes and roaches), and temptations. Remember, not only must we believe in Him, we must believe Him!