Tuesday, August 25, 2009

~ Read With Us - Chapter 7 ~

Join us as we continue to read with Holly. Our book reading is In Faithfulness, He Afflicted Me by Lynnette Kraft.

When reading the first part of this Chapter Lynnette talks about asking God to help her daughter's problems to go away and if she has to live with them than do so without intervention. She also talks about God taking her boys because she couldn't handle the stress and problems. In the verses that she gives in this Chapter are 1 Corinthians 10:13 and 2 Corinthians 1:8-10.

What do you think of these verses and how do they relate to that line ?
I feel the first verse means, anything that comes are way, anything that tempts us, any tragedy. We are capable of overcoming it and achieving spritial victory. It doesn't mean it will be easy.The fact we need " a way of escape ". Whether it is a temptation to sin or temptation to doubt God, God promises that we will be able to overcome it.
Verse 2 means, that only through Christ we can handle anything. We can't tell him the way we want things, but just going with what he gives us & letting him have control and help us through the situation.

I to don't like the word birth defect.I feel that God creates everything the way that he wants. We all our special no two people on this earth are the same we all have differances but that's what makes us special. I can remember my Grandma telling me that as a child, we went to the store and Grandma said Don't stare he is no different than you. As I got older I understood what she meant and I find myself telling my children the same thing.

Have you had any moments in your life when you felt close to God ? I have had many times but my most recent was in my last pregnancy. I only had one day to decide to have the x-tra testing done to find out if there was a problem w/ the child I was carrying. I needed to hurry in case I wanted to terminate which I will never forget with my age factor the Dr almost encouraged it. I was upset and no way could I do that even if I wanted to. We decided that whatever God gave us we would handle with his help. In the end through lots of prayer things worked out but we both feel because we left things all up to God.


Holly said...

No matter what we face God is definitely with us. I know that I had to make the decision to do the extra testing too and I decided against it. Little did I know, huh? :) But really, it wouldn't have mattered had something shown up abnormal. It wouldn't have changed the course of my pregnancy with Carleigh. We kept on trucking!

stitchndeb said...

I really love your explanation about everyone has their differences. That was sweet. Your grandma was one smart chickie. ~Debbie

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