Monday, June 22, 2009

The Sweet Conviction

Oh how sweet is the conviction of sin. Strange that correction or even rebuke from a loving source can give such a since of security. For about ten years I have known that "God is good". I mean that it is not debatable for me. In other areas that it not the case. I have acted like Eve. I have not listened to the voice of truth but have allowed myself to believe a lie. The only way to be deceived is to not know the truth. It is understandable why God is so emphatic on knowing what He says so that we are not easily led astray. It is not enough to know about God. We must be intimate with Him. Seek Him above all else. I don't think it was one pivotal moment but just little compromises along the way. The gap got wider and I was unaware of just how far. But God in his great mercy corrected me. Told me to listen to the voice of truth. Like Eve I had listened to the voice of the deceiver. The lie seem so real but it was just a smokescreen. It has no power unless I ponder it. Oh how sweet is the mercy of our loving God. No more clanging symbol. Thank you God for loving me so much that you tell me "Stop it."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Here we go!

Here we go! We are no Jon and Kate plus 8, but we are Todd and Nat plus 4. It does not rhyme as good. Sometimes I get tired of my issues but in comparison I like mine and wouldn't want to trade my issues. Here is the start for you of a journey that we have been on for a long while now! God is leading us as a family to make changes that many don't understand or may think we are CRAAAAZY! It is not for us to make our own way but to follow Him!

I am excited to have this technological opportunity to document our lives even it is only for our children's sake and my sanity. My inspiration is both my sister-in-laws have blogs and what a blessing it is. Conversations are not always my strength (I like the delete button, wish my mouth had one).

Here we go!