Thursday, October 16, 2008

Life's Lessons....

Phillipians 4:11-12 reads, "Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. "

Over the past few weeks I have really been struggling with contententment. Last night during adult Bible study/prayer meeting one word kept coming to mind...contentment. It was as if I felt the Lord saying, "Lana, wait on Me! I have you where I want you right now. Remember I see the entire puzzle while you only see one small piece." I can't really explain the sense of peace that filled my heart. What I can explain is how God is SO good!! He has blessed me beyond belief!!! I have a job that I really do enjoy. I am able to work with teachers at all grade levels and subject areas, have the chance to know many, many students and am fotunate to be able to attend lots of professional development opportunities that keep me current on best practices in education! He has expanded my territory and I need to take advantage of this opportunity and use it for His glory! I have a nice house, clothes to wear and food to eat. I have a wonderful husband and one beautiful daughter. I am able to serve in many capacities at our church esp. with the kids and MP3 Children's Choir. I AM BLESSED!!!! So, as you go through your day today take advantage of where God has placed you. He has you there for a reason. We just have to be open to hear Him speak and then to act accordingly. As our pastor said last night, "The BEST place to be is in the middle of God's will!" Are you?

1 comment:

Jodi said...

you are so right - it's easy to charge through life and not count all the blessings God has given us! Great reminder! :)