"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." Psalm 16:5-6

Ours is a story of what God can do with two silly teens, starting off with no clue;

And baby thrown in, just for good measure. We didn’t know that God would increase our treasure

With four added on in rapid succession, filling our lives with joy and hard lessons.

We’ve had our share of valleys and hills, of times of abundance, and unpaid bills.

We once thought success would bring us bliss; we’ve learned that loss does a better job of this,

As we lean on our Savior, Who always delivers, regardless of the size of our quiver.

Although we’re grateful for the times of ease, the hard times are useful for learning to please

Our Heavenly Father, learning to walk in His Truth, of which we often talk.

May the Lord help us humbly and faithfully serve, staying mindful that the next generation observes.

Prop up your feet and grab a cup of coffee or tea while I open up

The book of my life, without further ado, and narrate the musings of my heart to you.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Being Pleased With the Boundaries

A couple of years ago, as I was reading through Psalm 16, I was so encouraged by verses 5 and 6. However, I had to ask myself, "If my circumstances were not as satisfactory as I find them now, could I still say that the boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places?" I pondered that question for some time. In those days, I was living very comfortably, getting my way most of the time, surrounded by friends who were affirming and encouraging, loving my house and neighborhood, shopping at Ann Taylor, eating organic food, and basking in all of the details.

Suddenly, our circumstances changed and we faced a drastic and unpleasant transition. For quite a while, I couldn't bring myself to even read Psalm 16. I knew that it had to be true for me, even in a situation that I would not have planned for our family. Slowly and lovingly, the Lord led me to a place of acceptance and acknowledgement that trials are meant for our good and for His glory. I can now say that, even (and perhaps especially) outside the "comfort zone", the Lord's assigned cup for me is indeed pleasant. His boundaries for me are safe and wonderful because they are of His wise choosing.

I've started this blog mainly because I no longer wish to use the previous program that I've had since I first joined the blogosphere. I also hope that it will serve as a platform where I declare the goodness of God in our lives, share the fun adventures we're blessed to experience, display the ways in which we explore creative outlets, and otherwise encourage, entertain, and maybe even challenge my readers a bit.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you'll enjoy what I have to share.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to blogger!! This post really resonated with me as we are facing a possible change and these are questions I ask myself now and have asked myself over the past three years as I have had many things going my way.

    It is always hard when things are very comfortable to determine if we are taking our comfort in the Lord or in the "things" and "circumstances" of our life. It is a blessing sometimes when God either removes those things/circumstances or threatens to and we are forced to rely only on Him and His plan for our comfort and feelings of happiness and well-being.