25 January, 2010

"Wow" Moment...

Have you ever had one of those? Where things just all sort of come together...and it's just..."wow"? I've had a couple of those lately. The first was last night, and the second this evening.

Sunday, we went to church at Stevens Creek. The pastor there is doing a sermon based in Joshua. This one was centered around the Battle of Jericho and how to overcome our own obstacles using principles from this story. {Found in Joshua 6} Basically, he said that when faced with obstacles in our own lives, we should do what Joshua did at Jericho. First, he assessed his situation and defined the reality of it. Second, he had a plan that God gave him. Third, he followed the plan. Most of us create a plan for whatever (i.e. weight loss), but don't stick with it. We change our minds, whatever. And fourth, he allowed God to be God. Joshua didn't try to take control of the situation and push God out. Rather, he allowed God to lead him and work through him. What did all this lead to? Joshua and the Israelites overcame Jericho, with God leading and working in them. They most certainly could not have done this without God. {You can watch this sermon and others from the series here.}

So, that's what I did last night. I sat down and made a plan. I assessed my own reality and came up with a plan. I'm going to stick to that plan, and let God work through me. The only person I can control is myself, so I'm going to have to be disciplined in order for "the plan" to work. I have to seek God and then get out of my own way so that He can do His work and help me be who he created me to be. It's not going to be easy, but I can already see that it's going to be amazing.

After I came up with "the plan", I wrote in my prayer journal. This is a huge way for me to really connect with God. I started doing this in college and was amazed at the things that happened. So, I prayed and then read my bible. It was absolutely amazing. I'd asked God for peace and healing with everything that's been going on in my personal life, and what do you know? He gave me reassurance in this verse: "I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, And restore comforts to him and to his mourners." - Isaiah 57:18 Can you say, "WOW"?!

Then, this evening, Joe mentioned that he'd read a verse in Proverbs about treasuring the "wife of your youth". And he just reassured me that he didn't take me for granted, and that I pleased him. =) Sometimes, I feel like I'm not good enough or I don't do things the "right way" or...whatever. I'm sure all of us girls have felt like that at one point or another. Gotta love those emotions. Ha. I actually asked Joe last night - because of those durn emotions - if he thought I was a good wife. Yeah, like he would actually say "no". After the fact, I realized that I shouldn't be asking my husband that and trapping him. I should ask God that question. And then God allows my husband to find that verse and reassure me that he loves me and treasures me. 'Wow, God!'

Anyone else have a "wow" moment you'd like to share? I'm all ears! Er...eyes! =)


The Undomestic Army Wife said...

Youre at Gordon aren't you? Me too!

Sarah said...

Yep! I sure am!