July 29, 2008

The One with the Clouds

I've had the urge to whip up a batch of good ol' fashion chocolate chip cookies. Our "snack" selection is running a little bland, so I thought this homemade goodness would be just the remedy. I decided to make only half a batch since we're leaving for my hometown on Friday. That said, despite the humid heat that was already penetrating our walls at 11am, I went to work. The result was quite delectable. [Though I only had one, thank you very much.]

I've had a message screaming to me from every book, every thought. It's finally sinking in I believe. God is in control. He's got an awesome plan for me, for my employment, for our future. Sure, I may have applied at every restaurant, office, and shopping center in the area...and sure, it may seem that any old someone can get a job like these...but I'm not. And there's a reason for that. God, you have my full and undivided attention. I will just wait for that mind-blowing opportunity, that perfect provision, the proof of your intimate care to reveal itself when you chose to bring it to my attention.

This is what I read yesterday concerning marriage during life's clouds and storms. "And true strength is found, not by drawing by some inner personal reserve nor by leaning too heavily on each other, but by sinking roots deeper and deeper into your trust in the promises of God, and together relying on Him to come through for you. A marriage thus secured will never be broken apart or uprooted."

Then, this morning I found the words from O. Chambers to be convicting in the same vein. "clouds are those sorrows or sufferings or providences which seem to dispute the rule of God. It is by those very clouds that the Spirit of God is teaching us how to walk by faith. If there were no clouds, we should have no faith...Unless we can look the darkest, blackest fact full in the face without damaging God's character, we do not yet know Him...You must get to the place where there is 'no one any more save Jesus only'."


  1. I love it when you make cookies! And it was totally me that made you think of O to the C.

  2. I can relate to the bland snack selection....Ive been trying to think of new foods that we can eat. Especially dinners and what not.


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