Friday, April 29, 2011

I'm a princess too!

I got up this morning to watch Prince William and Kate get married in front of billions of the world population.  Last night, I got really excited about it.  In my lifetime, we haven't been able to watch something of this magnitude.  My mom watched Diana and Charles get married, and I wanted to be able to tell my children that I watched William and Kate get married.  Now I can :)  It was wonderful to see the way they looked at each other, confirming that this is not another political move, like has happened in their history, but this is truly a couple who love each other and want to be married.  I also loved hearing all of the Scripture quoted throughout the ceremony from various parts of the Bible.  The Gospel was proclaimed throughout the world this morning through the venue of a royal British wedding.  Thank you, Lord!

Through the whole ceremony, I was reminded that they are normal people just like you and I, except he was born into British royalty and is in line for the throne.  When she was born, her parents never imagined she would ever talk to royalty much less be royal herself.  What an amazing thing to think of.  It makes me think of our position as children of God.  Before our redemption in Christ, we are "commoners" who can not talk to royalty, much less be a royal.  When we are redeemed and become a child of God, we become a child of the King, a prince or a princess with all the rights and privileges of heirs of royalty.   I'm a princess too!

My Father is rich in houses and lands
He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands
Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold
His coffers are full; He has riches untold.
I'm a child of the King, a child of the King
With Jesus, my Savior, I'm a child of the King.

"Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory."  Romans 8:17

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

He Holds Your Hand!

Happy Wednesday!
Thanks for the sweet comments about yesterday's post.
Throughout this year, my mom and I are memorizing Scripture with Beth Moore's Blog Community.  I will be sharing what some of these verses have spoken to my heart on this blog.  In February, I memorized a verse that really resonated with my heart.

"For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."   Isaiah 41:13

I'd probably read that verse a thousand times in my life, but I never really saw what it said before.  How many times have I been afraid and forgotten that God is right there with me, doing life with me?    When you walk down the street and see a mom and child or husband and wife or grandmother and grandchild holding hands, doesn't it just melt your heart?  This verse promises that is what God does for us - HE'S HOLDING MY HAND!  Wow!  How can I ever walk a day the same?  He's not hovering over me, ready for me to mess up like some people envision.  He's not sitting on a cloud hoping I'm okay.  He's right here with me in the trenches of life, holding my hand.  Let's live in that reality that God loves us so much He is holding our hands helping us to get through anything that comes.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Sunrise

a sunrise.
One of the most simple yet beautiful things God ever gave to us.  The promise that he has created life to go on and the earth to sustain us as we live the life he has created us to live.  What a faithful God we serve, yet so many times I look around me and get caught in the circumstances of life.  I forget about the sunrise.  I forget about the beauty God has given me each and every day if I would just take the time to look.  One of my friends in college started calling me "Sunrise"  because my name is Dawn.  I love the nickname, because it reminds me that God is in control of the sunrise, and He should also be the one in control of this "sunrise."

*Thank you, Lord, for sustaining me, for helping me to rise each day to serve you and do life with you, never alone.  Thank you for my husband, my family, and my friends who you have given me to do life with.  Thank you for this blog, where I can share what you have been teaching me and hopefully learn from others as well.*

"He is like the light of morning at Sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings the grass from the earth." 2 Samuel 23:4