Sunday, May 30, 2010

We Stand Tallest and Strongest On Our Knees

In the past ten months my life has changed drastically. I've gone from teaching in the homeschool class room full time to teaching in the Christian school classroom part time. I've returned to my hometown after 31 years ~ leaving a multitude of friendship and support behind. Jobs are slim in this part of the state ~ which contrasts greatly with the area I moved from. Life is certainly simpler here ~ any type of extensive shopping or entertainment is 100 miles away in any direction. :) Yet I suppose the greatest change of all is that I am now a single parent. It isn't a choice that I made but I am coming to accept it ~ knowing that God, my Father, will watch over me and the girls and that in the end all things will work out according to His perfect will.

I stepped away from blogging simply because life became so much more hectic ~ there just didn't seem to be the time to sit down and write what God was laying on my heartS~ much to my shame. School is out and I now have more time to devote to "I Am Redeemed By The Blood of the Lamb." My goal is to keep writing ~ even after school resumes in the fall ~ at least that is my goal. :)

This morning I was under the weather and unable to attend church so I decided to listen to one of my all-time favorite preachers on the internet ~ Dr. Charles Stanley. I am so glad that I didn't go to church today! The blessing that I received through Dr. Stanley is exactly what God wanted me to hear. The sermon was entitled "Standing Tall and Strong Through Prayer." Dr. Stanley said, "When we are willing to seek Him earnestly and bow in reference we can experience God's power for daily living. We stand tallest and strongest on our knees."

I'm a bit arthritic in both knees but I got a couple of pillows and put them on the floor beside my bed and gingerly dropped down to pray to my God. I know that God hears our prayers if we can't get on our knees but this morning it seemed important that I place body into the most humbling position that I could as I cried out to Him. I recommitted my life to Christ ~ surrendering my will ~ and asking Him to show me His perfect will. I appreciate your alls prayers as I am treading through a land of all new territory ~ after being married for 28 years and staying home to keep our children and the home. But I am believing that He is going to show me exactly what He wants me to do. It's good be back blogging again!

8 Thoughts On The Matter:

Cindy said...

I'm glad you're back. I'm looking forward to reading your posts again. Miss you!

God is good and you amazingly proclaim that even in the midst of tremendous trial. Love you!

Marsha said...

I'm so glad your back! I've stopped by occasionally just to see if I've missed something in my Google Reader, but alas, not. I've thought and prayed for you often.

You are loved, Cathryn...don't forget.


Cindy said...


I'm glad you are back. You will be in my prayers as you begin navigating this new territory.


Karin said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my place and expressing your sympathies! When I have some time I want to write more again too! Meanwhile, welcome back to blogland! We were there for our son as he had to deal with his divorce and raising his daughter to where the Lord has placed him now. It's a hard journey but the Lord will meet each need according to His riches!!

Michele Williams said...

Oh I am so glad you are back! I have missed you and have wondered how you and the girls are doing. Please keep in touch. I will continue to pray for you as well.
Love you,

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry you have gone through some very trying times! It's good to have you blogging again. I think that your testimony will help many others who have gone through a similar trial. What we go through in life and overcome by our faith in Jesus is experience that we can share with others to let them know that JOY will come in the morning. I will keep you in my prayers as you and your girls adjust to a new home and life.

Deborah said...

I'm so glad to see you are back....I've missed you, and wondered how you have been doing. I know your life has changed so much...I'm so glad you will be posting again.

Abounding Treasures said...


So glad to see you back blogging once again ... I've often thought of you and the girls and your move so far from where you used to live.

I will continue to pray for you as you take the Lord's hand, navigating the unknown ~ something we all do in one form or another ~ by leaning on His everlasting arms, we allow HIM to lead the way ... we humbly follow!

Blessings always, dear friend!