Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Woke up again to no water. And I gotta admit, it made me a little grouchy.

And then the Lord gently reminded me that people all around me were living every single day of their lives without running water in their homes, without hope of ever having a hot shower, but worse yet...

without Him.

 And then, because God is God- He blessed me in an even greater way…

With this…

And I stand in awe.

Moral of the story… always look for the good in life because sometimes,

 it’s right there,

 just waiting for you to take notice of it.

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place.

1 Chronicles 16:27

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11 comments:

Molly said...

Thanks for that reminder. We are indeed so very blessed to have His presence alone. Blessings to you and your family today!

Adrian Waller said...

Coincidentally, World Water Day is tomorrow. But you probably already knew that. =)

Treasures Evermore said...

Wow, God sure is using people and blogs to speak to me. I am having a Giveaway on my blog of Ann Voskamps book, One Thousand Gifts...and of course re-reading it myself. Oh how my life needed this...and now your blog post.

Thank you for sharing this part of your life....God spoke volumes to me through it....and the photo...what a wonderful GIFT.

Blessings,
Connie

Anonymous said...

AMEN LITTLE DAUGHTER. WE WOKE UP TO AN ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS DAY IN FLORIDA THIS MORNING. I FORGOT ALL ABOUT THE CHORES, ETC. I HAD TO DO TODAY. THANK YOU DEAR LORD.

MOM

Trish said...

Just catching up on your blog, love the entry on what you do each day/week/month. Blessing, Trish

Jessie said...

What a beautiful picture! I found your blog via two friends on Fb and I'm so glad I do. Rejoicing in your moment of splendor. Praying for you in your need.

kiwimama said...

thank you so much for your blog. i love what you guys are doing. i haven't read any blogs (from anyone) for a long time & last time i read your blog you were still living in the States. i know that God is calling our family to foster or adopt at some stage . . . but I know it needs to be in His time. in the mean time, i will be praying for your family, especially in missions. my husband & i did some volunteer work in a home for kids with HIV/AIDS, for a few wks in Brazil, before our kids came along - some of your photos remind me of our time there. God bless you all heaps.

Gretchen said...

Needed that reminder. Thank you for always blessing me :)

Treasures Evermore said...

Amy, you are one of the winners of my giveaway...One Thousand Gifts.

Please send me your address and will get that out to you ASAP.

Blessings,
Connie

Hillbilly Rockin' Robin said...

I've followed your blog off and on for three years. I'm blessed by your writing and your call on others to see "as God sees." Our family is following your footsteps, but to Ghana. We are hoping to depart in mid-June. We will be ministering to orphans and taking the gospel into regions of the country that are unreached with the HOPE of Christ. I am thankful for the Lord's leading on your life. Thank you for being His vessel. Thank you for saying YES to the call to GO. Thanks for writing about it to impact others - like me. You family has helped spur our family of 7 on from adoption to missions. Stay encouraged keeping your focus on God. Thankful for you. Robin

Pipsylou said...

I love your blog. Feeling defeated by lack of support from family to our calling. Just love your perspective!!!!!!