Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday's Unwrapped

It's Tuesday again...and time for another Tuesday Unwrapped!  Remember you can hop over to Chatting At the Sky and take a peek at other posts!
This Tuesday I am taking a minute to 'Be still and know that (He) is God.'  Psalm 46:10

In my every day life I usually end up relying on my own abilities and resources to make my day turn out the way I planned for it to.  If something comes up that was unexpected I don't take a step back and think, "What is God trying to say to me?"  I immediately go into, "I can fix it by myself" mode.  I am a woman on a mission and NO ONE can stand in my way!

Take yesterday for example.  I went to work at the crack of dawn as usual.  Before I left home I posted yesterday's blog.  No sooner did I get to work that my face and neck started to itch, burn, and swell.  So what did I do?  First, I went to CVS (after driving all over town because nothing was open) and got Benadryl (took 2 of them) and hydrocortisone cream.  I intended to wait it out and call the doctor's office when it opened.  But my manager had different plans...she sent me to the ER.  That opened a whole new can of worms...waiting...waiting...and more waiting.  And then to top it off they weren't gonna let me out of the place until I paid my $100 co-pay.  She even asked me, "What about the wage assignment?"  You've gotta be kidding me.

So anyway, the point to of the story above was that not once did I stop (be still) and know (realize) that He is God (and in control of the situation).  My mother texted me and reminded me of what I had just posted not 2 hours earlier.  Oh Lord, I need all the help that You can give me to 'Be still and know that (YOU) are God.' 


Jenifer said...

This is one of my all time favorite verses! I have it posted several times in my home...because I need a constant reminder. We can not do this life on our own. We have to let God be God. Thank you for posting this.

AveryHome said...

This reminded me of a story that I read to my son and the character says throughout "Oh mom, I can do it on my own" and then he gets into trouble over and over until he eventually goes to bed and says "I don't want to do it on my own." and his momma snuggles in next to him. It's just like that with us and our God. Sometimes we go off on our own, but we always come back around realizing that we can't do it without him. Actually He is faithful to show us where went wrong and we only need to remain teachable. Great post!

Lisa said...

We need to be reminded of this daily, maybe even hourly. God is in control and we are not. I want to run to Him to handle my problems. Thanks for this reminder.

Kelli said...

Thanks for that. I needed that today. I woke up to a flood in the bath and water holes in my ceiling. Tears are bubbling over my eyes as I read this because, God used it to calm me! Thanks