I had a pretty good weekend. I didn’t do a whole lot other than I spent my weekend relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having here in Missouri.
On Saturday my husband and I went for a drive to see the beautiful fall colored leaves. For lunch we stopped at a small pizza restaurant in Ste Genevieve call ‘Sirros‘ and then after lunch we went ‘Sweet Things‘ candy store for chocolate covered pretzels, some amazing caramel, and salt water taffy. Ya I know it was a dieters nightmare, but well worth the extra calories!
After our day of driving and eating we came home and I turned on my TV. Me being not being much of a TV watcher I find it interesting that several hours later I realized that I had been sucked into the Hallmark channel and had watched one make that two ….well… um…. the truth is I watched THREE movies back to back! And while I am at it I will go ahead and admit more truth… I really enjoyed just vegging’ out and watching movies all evening!
When it was bedtime, totally exhausted (sarcasm) from my busy day of relaxing I soon found that
I went fast asleep… make that I found myself WIDE AWAKE.
All night long I lay in bed tossing and turning… wondering if I was ever going to go to sleep. I think the last time I remember seeing the time before finally falling asleep was about 4:30 am.
In the morning when it was time to get up I was so tired I wanted to just stay home and sleep instead of going to church which I will admit I almost did but at the last minute I decided to drag myself out of bed and soon found myself in church about 10 minutes late..
I soon realized it was a good thing I decided to go to church, because the sermon was one of those sermons that I could tell God had hand picked out for me to hear.
Lately I have had a whole lot of big things going on in my life but I realized that this time last year I had a really big thing happen in my life. Last year I had a macular hole in my eye and it was about this time last year that it went away… Healed with no medicine or surgery used, for the hole to go away all it took was the power of my amazing God.
When the hole first came in my eye it was sudden. I was sitting on a beach and suddenly noticed I was missing the center of the vision in my left eye. No matter how horrible or scary It seemed like I should have felt, I wasn’t scared. Instead I was at peace about it, because after the initial realization that I had part of my eyesight missing God spoke peace to me telling me that He had everything under control. And I BELIEVED with all of my heart that what He said was true and that everything really was going to be okay. In only a short amount of time I had a miracle when the hole went away. To the surprise of my doctor, God’s healing power is all it took to make my eyesight return.
The scripture for the sermon in our church this Sunday was
Matthew 9:27-31 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
It was about believing in God’s power and suddenly in the middle of the sermon God reminded me of how much I had trusted and believed Him last year about my own blindness and suddenly it occurred to me that this year I should BELIEVE and trust Him even more because I had seen His power first hand! Somehow I had allowed worry about things in my life I have no control over to fill me full of anxiety instead.
Suddenly I realized I have no reason at all to have allowed those feelings to enter my thoughts and it was time to depend on what I know is true!
I BELIEVE and I am so glad I got out of bed and went to church!
After church I visited my parents and then I came back home and soon found myself sucked into another round of Hallmark movies. 😀
I have had a whole lot going on in my life lately and it just felt good to do nothing but spend a few days doing nothing. The troubles of this world can feel really big at times but my God is much bigger.
This week’s Music Monday song is ‘Cast My Cares’ by Finding Favour
I hope you enjoy the song, its a good one.
When fear feels bigger than my faith
And struggles steals my breath away
When my back pressed up against the wall
With the weight of my worries stacked up tall
You’re strong enough to hold it all
I will cast my cares on you
You’re the anchor of my hope
The only one who’s in control
I will cast my cares on you
I’ll trade the troubles of this world
For your peace inside my soul
Do you have a song that moves you today? If so write a blog post about it and come back and add your link to the link- up below. (make sure your link is to your song post or a song. I am sorry but all others will be removed)
And now Cast your cares on God today because He IS the one who is in control!
Have a wonderful week!
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