Friday, July 4, 2008
The Lord brought one little word to my mind upon waking this morning, the word mystery. That led me on a search of course to find out what I could as that word particularly draws my heart because of the happenings with Joel. There are quite a few mysteries; the mystery of faith, mystery of the kingdom, mystery of marriage, mystery of the resurrection, of iniquity, mystery of God's will, of the gospel, mystery of the end of things and there is the hidden mysteries of the Lord. From what I could understand, some mysteries, secrets are and will be shown (through his word) at fullnesses of time and then there is the "hidden mysteries,"( like double secrets) that will be given in eternity. I know I pray much that the Lord would show me what is in according to his will of the mystery with Joel's sickness and accomplish his purposes in me, as I can not stand the thought of wasting what the Lord desires to do in this trial. This verse stood out; Col.1:26-27, even the mystery which hath been hid from the ages and from the generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you the hope of glory.... As I thought about how at an appointed time the Lord brought a trial of mystery into our lives, that there is glorious riches in this mystery, rich fruits that can come forth, riches of glory that God will get, and I think that part of the mystery that this trial is to do is to put more of "Christ in me," he is to be my hope. I am looking for the "riches" of the spiritual and conforming to his image and all that he shall do in days to come, but how I am longing unto that mystery that will be seen in eternity and finished up, Rev.10:7, But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. Having that to look forward to, gets me to the next day!
A "Big Day" a head.... first, the guys are out brush hogging the pasture, Terry is doing major garden work, like picking a couple hundred ears of corn!!! I know they are going to wash their truck :) its a wonder there is any paint left on it!!!!!!!, we are going to grill "our cow T-bones for lunch and roast our potatoes and have our corn on the cob, how can it get better??? This afternoon we are going to join up with many families in south OKC for cooking, games, fellowship and fireworks later in the evening and we are taking a few extra :) friends with us:) Plus the inside of the house needs a little bit of attention. And.....I am going to get "some peoples" to wash the van and work on the inside of it, its worse than bad!!
As I was thinking how I keep making it everyday, I thought of the picture of stepping stones and how the Lord continues to give me scriptures on many days and I step on that one to await the next one, the scripture has truly been my anchor in the midst of this ocean of grief. I read one more scripture in Ps. this morning, 4:7, Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. When I think of the most glad time in my life, no doubt and obviously it would be when Joel was here with us, but the Lord says he can make my heart more glad than that time of what I think is the most bountiful time of increase, when our family was here all together. I can not imagine how that can be, how can something be better than then? I want that to happen, I want the joy and gladness back.....
May the Lord grant a great day as you spend it with family and friends, what mercies we receive from the Lord to be together! Have a blessed 4th!!!! I have been praying for a (: special friend :) and I want to share this verse I read this morning and may it bless your heart and encourage your faith, That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. I Cor. 2:5.
The picture of Joel was July 2006 on the 4th and 5th, he thought the fireworks were so fun!!!