My burden is lifted. By His grace.
Well the morning was going well, boys slept in until 8:00 am. We got up, then I heard the street sweeper..... noooooo!!! I grabbed my keys, ran outside, in my pj's holding my chest (no bra on), running to my van, get in and the sweeper is literally right behind me. Ah!! I pulled into my neighbors drive way, let him pass, backed up in front of our home. We don't have a driveway, it's an old 1953 home, garage in the back. I see they already gave me a ticket.. man!! Davey's gonna be so mad at me! I called him to tell him (bad idea) and he was mad, and more mad I called because he was already having a bad morning. Opps..
I prayed and read my bible, and oh how good God is. Is my devotions this morning I read, Proverbs 24:16 "For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief." I felt like God was telling me, "Not everything will be perfect, but don't give up, get back up and keep going." I struggle with the thought of God caring about my desire to do triathlons, to lose weight, ect.. I feel like He is too busy for that. Lie from the Devil! In the other chapter I read, was this verse, Psalm 147:18-19 "The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry and save them."
God knows my desire to finish this triathlon and to do better than my last one. I will give Him all the glory when by His grace I do. I am hoping to beat my last time, but this one is a bit bigger, so as long as my pace is better, [when I see the results it tells you your swim pace, bike pace, run pace] I will be happy.
I am still sick, but I don't care. I am PUMPED!! And ready to rock this triathlon!! I am ready. And I am going to have FUN! I have several friends and family who said they are coming to watch, so that will be encouraging.
Remember I said there was an announcement I was going to make? We prayed and had a peace about the church in Ohio. We told the pastor we would accept the position if they offered it to us. But we still had a few reservations about it. We prayed that God would show the pastor His will, that if it was not God's will that he wouldn't have a peace and would not offer us the job. So, he called yesterday and said, he didn't have a peace about it. Him and the staff liked us, and I think we were all trying to make it work, but the Holy Spirit said no. I am so thankful for a pastor that would follow God's leading! Because that means God has other plans for us, and His will is perfect! We are sad, and I cried, because I want my sweet husband to be in full time ministry like he desires, and to not work construction anymore. But God is good, and has other plans. We trust Him. Well, gotta go cut Shane's hair and shower. We are all packed and ready to go! Wish me luck! =]