Friday, November 6, 2009

Today's forecast calls for light showers!

So I was thinking alot today, mainly because we were really slow at work, but I got to thinking of my current situation and how I sometimes felt like I was going through this storm in my life and couldn't figure out why God was putting us through this. Why did I have to leave the only place I have ever known, leave our house, my family, our friends, our church family! Then I thought how selfish of me and that I really don't think what I am going through is a storm it is more of a light shower. Sometimes I will feel like I am going through this huge storm in my life and God will put someone right there to show me that I do not have it bad at all, and I see the faith of the people he has shown me, it is purely amazing! Well I have this awesome 20 min ride to work in the mornings and I get time to talk to my Lord and Savior and He put a verse on the radio that really struck out to me. For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him ~Philippians 1:29. That last part really got to me, that I may have to suffer for him. Now I think that we all will be called to suffer in many different ways, your might be different than mine or be harder to go through but there is one thing that is the same, that God is always there and our suffering is not for nothing, it is to bring God glory! And then there is this verse that is just awesome. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance ~ James :2-3. So lately I have been trying really hard to just think of my situation and instead of thinking, why is God putting me through this, I am trying to think, how can this bring glory to Him! Some days are harder than others but trying to have this mind set has really helped me try to be more positive so that His glory will shine. So for today's forecast I am seeing sunny skies :)

4 comments:

Emily :) said...

This is SO great Amber! I have been dealing with the same thing lately and that verse in James has really been speaking to me. I know sometimes our light showers feel like hurricane winds to us. But God is faithful to use the storms no matter what size they are! (Okay, now I may have to steal a blog idea from you. :)

reereek said...

Thanks for reminding me that my trials are so petty compared to what my Christ did for me. This also reminded me of how my cousin felt when she found out that one of her 17 month old twins had leukemia. At first she asked "Why are you doing this to me, God?" Then He spoke to her through the love of friends and family and she began to ask "Why are you doing this FOR me, God". By the way that was about 25 years ago and Matthew is still with us. Marie Kennedy

Amber Gregory said...

Oh Emily I just posted a comment on your blog, I didn't realize that my blog helped with yours, awesome!! He is so faithful no matter how petty we(meaning me:)!) are sometimes and feel like it is a hurrican we are going through when all it is, is a light shower :)
Marie you are so right nothing we go through falls into comparison to what he did for us! And that is so awesome about Matthew, He knows!we just need to know that he will do things for His glory. I love you both dearly and you inspire me with the way you live out your faith!!

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

I think it's my impatience that gets to me. But there is always a raging storm that is blowing harder in someone else's life when we stop focusing on the drizzle in ours. I'm right there with you! Great post. Very thoughtful.