Today has been a crazy productive wonderful day. I guess one could say it has been a wild ride! Perhaps that is because today just happens to be wild wacky wonderful Wednesday.
I started my day off as normal; I turned off the alarm on my phone and opened K-Loves encouraging word of the day. I read it out loud,. They shared the verse from Matthew 18:12 (NLT); the parable of the lost sheep. I'm sharing it from Luke because I like how it reads:
Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them." So He told them this parable, saying , "What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?" Luke 15:1-4 (NASB)
This took place when Jesus was teaching and all the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. The Pharisees and the scribes were basically losing their minds over it all.
I love that He came into the world to save us and not condemn us like the religious leaders and honestly much of the world does. I love the story of him and the prostitute. I love everything about Christ. He is my Lord and Savior. To say I began the day elevated and joyous would be an understatement. As Mike describes it, I am often, "Giddy for God".
Once the 4 oldest children living under my roof boarded the bus, Jeffrey and I headed off on our daily chores. I turned K-Love on and the first song I heard was one of countless favorites of mine. Lately there is another song that is being played and it starts out much the same way. I am always tricked into thinking I'm about to hear "There is Power in the Name of Jesus" sung by The Digital age, when it is really another song I am beginning to truly fall in love with, "He lives" sung by Matt Maher. Below are both videos so that you can hear the similarity for yourself, not to mention truly jam out to a couple of incredible songs!
I truly love the truth that their is power in the name of Jesus. I even blogged on this song once! I also love it when he sings, "There is an army rising up" because I feel that truth as well. I feel it because God called me forth as part of his army and I have met countless sisters in brothers in Christ that have also been called and I love being in the battle along side them.
I decided today that there are so many songs I love that perhaps I should actually pick a favorite song a day and share both the lyrics as well as what those words do for me. I need an assignment of sorts and as I wondered whether I should do this or not, I felt a great urge that I should do it. With that being said, starting tomorrow, I will be writing on various songs that hit home for me.
Yesterday I thought I had a meeting with Marie's new teacher and the special help teachers to review what was going to take place where Marie was concerned. I had asked for prayers yesterday without saying much about the what and why. My meeting with Marie's new teachers ended up actually taking place today and it was wonderful. I am thrilled with their plan and am even more happy that we are where we are if that were possible. I know the evil one is always hanging around and trust me when I say he can get the crazy wheel spinning in my house in moments!If I didn't have the word of God pumping into my mind daily, I could and would easily be taken under! I am amazed at how great life is at the moment. All our needs are being met. Our bills verses income ratio is healthy. The children love their new school. The list goes on and on about things to be thankful for. I was so overwhelmed by my view of my life that I asked God to expand my territory. To use me to bring glory to His name. I prayed about my education and so much more.
By the time I arrived back home you could say I was almost on cloud nine. It is amazing at all you can accomplish when you are in a place of total gratitude for your life. I even had an epiphany regarding a project I'm about to take the next step with. Actually in a round about way, I took that next step today. You could easily say life is becoming quite abundant. This can only mean one thing; the Bible is the real deal. Full of facts, promises and directions. I have listened and followed closely and even though life has been up and down and sometimes more down then up when you add up all the problems the world has consistently thrown our way for the last few years, I find that I love my life. I feel so blessed and so loved, I wouldn't change shoes with anyone in the world.
It is my prayer that this is what happens in your life. I didn't get here overnight. It was through countless baby steps; many of which I have shared over the years through my blogs and my books. If you find yourself longing for tranquility in the midst of chaos, joy in the midst of sorrow, hope for tomorrow, perhaps reading my full story would benefit you. I have republished my first three books into one complete book allowing me to reduce the cost in almost half! This book is also available on Amazon Kindle. May reading my story, the one God called me forth to share, strengthen your faith and open the door to the abundant life you've only dreamt about! Please take advantage of the free preview available by going here "The Proof is in the Pudding"
Father, I thank you for the many blessings you send my way each day. I am thankful for your Word and for your love. I am thankful I know your voice and that I recognize your pull on my heart. I pray I stay in tune to your direction. Keep me under your protection and guard me at all times. I thank you for my life, my blessings, the wonders and miracles you have allowed me to witness. Thank you Father for everything and use me in mightier ways. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Wendy, Mom of Many, walks with God
© Wendy Glidden 2015