|A zest for life and McDonald’s birthday parties|
First of all, I want to wish dear Elizabeth Robertson Williams a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I praise God for her friendship and insight and faith. I’m amazed at how God continues to work through her to encourage and challenge me in such pointed and personal ways. Thank you, God, Tim and Lisa for a job well done.
Second, I commend Elizabeth for recognizing and addressing her growing anxiety, as she wrote about yesterday. I must be a bit more dense because it took God removing all possible distractions to help me remember to turn to Him and be still. On Monday, Scott was out of town and my computer was in the shop (and we don’t have cable). So that evening I did some laundry, ate dinner, wrote a letter, read for school, and then I was just bored. I felt so lost (yet productive) without my computer! I eventually conceded and sat before the Lord for a while in silence. I enjoyed praying, listening and reading about Daniel.
“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
wisdom and power are his.
He changes times and seasons;
he sets up kings and deposes them.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning.
He reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what lies in darkness,
and light dwells with him.
I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers:
You have given me wisdom and power,
you have made known to me what we asked of you,
you have made known to us the dream of the king.”