Thursday, July 17, 2008

"Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married"

I'm leaving in a few hours heading to WV to go to my sister's wedding. I'm so happy for her. She has had such an amazingly difficult few years with her husband's death and then meeting someone new and falling in love and teenage kids...UGH. Most of you know the whole story but suffice it to say that it's not something I think I could handle - it would certainly be in the Lord's strength alone. Anyway, the wedding is Saturday but they're not leaving on their honeymoon til the following Saturday so I'm gonna hang out up there all next week. Plus, my hubby's family reunion is next Saturday so it seemed like a good time to get away.

Not sure how much I'll get to blog up there, but here's something I'd like to leave with you. How often do you read the Word and shake your head in - well, basically judgement - of people? For example, the Israelites, they had all those miracles - walked across the DRY sea floor for Pete's sake - and still they wandered for 40 years. Then there's Rachel and Leah, especially Leah, knowing her hubby was in love with Rachel but willing to settle for a crumb of affection here and there. Let's don't even start with the disciples. I mean Jesus was right in front of them! How in the world could they NOT get it? Lately the Lord's been having me turn that judgement a bit inward so I'm hoping to share some of that. Think about it. It's so easy in our air conditioned, beautifully decorated, concession stand churches and look down on them, but do you think they're looking down at us now shaking their heads not in judgement but in pity?

Anyway, I hope to talk to ya soon about how the Lord is really cleanin' my kitchen lately only to give Him the glory for doin' the work!! He's so awesome y'all!! Take care.


Stephanie D. said...

Hi Val, it's Stephanie from HGBC. First of all I hope you have a great and safe trip.
Now Girl, your post, is good, I mean really GOOD. All I can say is share the word, share the word!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Love all the He's doing in your life right now!! Praising Him!! Have a great time!

Valarie said...

Thanks so much Steph. Thanks for coming by and for your sweet words.

Nicki - thanks for your prayers and for caring!!