celebrate!

You know that feeling when you see the first flowers blooming in the spring?  Or the feeling when you see someone about to overcome an obstacle and it’s all you can do to keep from screaming and cheering?

God makes me feel that way all the time.  It seems like a cliche I know, but it’s true.

Last night my husband had a call about a prayer item we’ve been trusting to God.  It came just hours after another answer to prayer.  Agonizing hope and just the hint of what is to come came over us both.  We aren’t sure what God has planned, but we are seeing an inkling of answered prayers.

Another friend just mentioned he will be starting the job he has always wanted next week. While I am sad I won’t see him at work, it was exciting to see how happy he was about his new career.

A phone call from a friend today told me of a heartache and a prayer and how God is moving and surprising the doctors with the results.

My day-t0-day conversations with people who feel like they are at the end of the rope and then find out there are options for their situation.  I love my job and helping others see that there is hope and all is not lost.

My view in life is simple.  I cannot control very much but I can celebrate what God can do everyday.

The lyrics below seem to fit why I can celebrate every day… I hope they encourage you too!

This is no time for fear
This is the time for faith and determination
Don’t lose the vision here carried away by the motion
Hold on to all that you hide in your heart
There is one thing that has always been true
It holds the world together

God is in control
We believe that His children will not be forsaken
God is in control
We will choose to remember and never be shaken
There is no power above or beside Him, we know
Oh, God is in control, oh God is in control

History marches on
There is a bottom line drawn across the ages
Culture can make its plan oh, but the line never changes
No matter how the deception may fly
There is one thing that has always been true
It will be true forever

God is in control
We believe that His children will not be forsaken
God is in control
We will choose to remember and never be shaken
There is no power above or beside Him, we know
Oh, God is in control, oh God is in control

He has never let you down
Why start to worry now?
Why start to worry now?
He is still the Lord of all we see
And He is still the loving Father
Watching over you and me

Watching over you, watching over me
Watching over every thing
Watching over you, watching over me
Every little sparrow, every little thing
Oh, every little thing, oh

God is in control
We believe that His children will not be forsaken
God is in control
We will choose to remember and never be shaken
There is no power above or beside Him, we know
Oh, God is in control, oh God is in control

Oh God is in control
Oh God is in control

(lyrics from Twila Paris– God is in Control)

 

 

 

 

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About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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