Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lord, I'm still amazed...

December has to be one of the best months but also one of the most stressful. We've been talking about this all night. Its such a bummer because Christmas is so special and such a sweet time of year but the hustle and bustle and expenses always throws us for a loop and gets out focus off what really matters. It seems like when it rains....it pours!!! We just paid our lovely property taxes along with our mortgage and homeowners dues and now today Chris finds out that its going to cost $700 to fix his car! Ahhh. Why now?! Its going to be cheaper to fix it than to buy a new car right now but why now?! After an hour of freaking out we talked it out and calmed each other down. We have a beautiful home that is totally remodeled and cars to get us from point A to point B and a savings account. We have much to be thankful for. Its times like tonight that bring us back to our knees. Our flesh tries to take over and freak out. One thing we have learned this year is that fear is not of the Lord. He doesn't want us to worry and freak out. We are to cast all of our cares on Him. That doesn't mean that we should be foolish with the money that He blesses us with and expect Him to cover the bills. No. We are to be frugal with the money that He blesses us with and trust in Him. We have been amazed at the ways God has provided for us in times when it has been so tight. This year we, the Andrews have learned how to trust in the Lord. Sound simple? Try it. Our focus has been turned back to what really matters in this life. To live for God with everything that is within us. To give Him all we have, to give Him all the glory. We don't deserve one thing that He has given us. We stand amazed tonight in the promise that Jesus has given us. He will take care of our every need. We are so undeserving of that. We mess up so many times a day and yet He still chooses to love us, care for us, provide for us, bless us more than we deserve. It is so overwhelming to think about. So if this little blog finds you tonight in a place where you are freaking out about something, worrying, upset, hurting... whatever it is "Cast your cares on the Lord, and he shall sustain you; he will not let the upright man be moved"..Psalm 55:22
The Lord has been doing a major work in our life this year. It hasn't been the easiest year but we have found joy in the trials that we have gone through. We have grown as husband and wife, in our relationship with Jesus and as individuals. We can't help but Praise Him!!!
Thank you Jesus for reminding us what this special, exciting and beautiful time of year really is about. It's all about you and your son Jesus. Please help us keep our eyes fixed on the cross and that sweet babe that lie in the manger....that sweet little baby who grew up into a 33 year old man who died on the cross for me and you...

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