Monday, March 14, 2011

Who Am I?

Last Friday for Caffeinated Randomness, one of my Caffeinated Sisters, Cindy at She Sparkles shared with us her favourite verse (John 10:10).  Then she asked us to share our favourite verse.  I have a few verses that mean a lot to me.  Acts 2 v. 15 always gives me a giggle.  The verse that I have been pondering lately is 2 Samuel 7 v. 18b.

Who am I, O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? (NIV)
I came upon this verse in Beth Moore's David study.  Since hearing and reading it, it has seldom left my thoughts...Who am I?

David said these words to God after God had promised David (the Davidic Covenant) to establish his (David's) kingdom forever (2 Sam 17:16) .  David was overwhelmed by God's promise.  His response - Who am I?

"Who am I...& who is my family that you have brought me this far?"  This year I chose "persevere" as my word.   I have had many trials in my life to persevere through.  Whether I knew it or not He was there with me guiding me through them; refining me through them; and leading me to Him through them.  These last few months in coming to terms with middleman's issues, I have had to persevere.  To walk through the valley of the unknown, knowing that He has promised a banquet for me at the end.  

In all these trials, there have been great joys:  embracing my faith; my marriage; my children; my family and my friends.  There has been joy in the daily small things:  a note on a bad day from my daughter saying "I love you"; a giggle from the Tormentinator; the sun shining upon my face in my desperation; an evening with my husband; and having my tears wiped by the middleman in my anguish.  

Who am I that I should experience so much joy in the midst of trials?  He simply answers ....I am His!

Tuesday morning I will be taking middleman for his formal developmental assessment.  Please pray that we would receive answers in the midst of the unknown. 

I am linking up today with Jen at Finding Heaven and some great ladies for Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood.


Tiffini said...

I hear your heart...perservere...good strong word.
I prayed for you and I want to share this verse with you..praying it for you. It is the verse I've been brought back to again
I pray you will be strong and courageous..that you will not be afraid and will not panic before them knowing that the Lord our God is personally going ahead of you and He will NEVER FAIL you or ABANDON you...

Aurie said...

I love that word: perservere! Wonderful word for the year :) Thanks for sharing your heart!

Shawntele said...

Praying for you this morning and your little one this morning. Take comfort knowing that you are His!

Jen said...

I will pray for wisdom, discernment, and clarity for the doctors today and as they examine the results.

I, too, am struck by that same verse (I've been doing the same study) and I love it when the flesh dies enough that we can experience joy even when so many things are up in the air or we are in despair.

Cindy Bultema said...

Praying for you, sweet Michelle, and asking the Lord to reveal Himself to you in a special, tangible, personal way.
May you sense His peace and His presence every step of the way...
In Him,
Cindy :)

~Rain``` said...

May God grant you peace and joy as your perservere. May you receive answers for your Middleman.

Gaby said...

What an awesome revelation it is the day we understand this: we are HIS! And yet it seems to be so hard for us to accept this at times, doesn't it? I enjoyed your post. Here from SDG.

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