life is good

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Friends, I want you to know that I appreciate you all so much.
This past month has been really tough, but you have been such faithful friends and that is a precious gift to me.
I have appreciated your prayers and encouragement so very much.
Please keep praying for our friend.  I can't share anything more, but I am so grateful for your prayers.
Our God is a prayer-hearing (and prayer-answering!) God!

Because we've had so much going on, and also because it is the lenten season (which I LOVE) I've decided to cut back on blogging/computer stuff for a little while.  It's not so much that I'm "giving up" blogging, but rather, I want to make more space for prayer, study and family time.  All of these things have taken a bit of a hit with all that has been happening.

But, I will check in from time to time.  I may even write a quick post (if I have something good to say!).  I will also check in on some blogs here and there, and if you're a family whose traveling to adopt, you can bet that I wouldn't miss that!  Comments on this blog go straight to my email, so if you want to get a hold of me, feel free to leave a comment.  I might not get it right away, but will certainly get it within a couple of days.

I wanted to leave you with a story that I hope will be an encouragement to you:

A couple of months ago, I was at home with Grace while David and the older kids were out sledding.  We were doing some chores, feeling neither particularly happy or sad, when I clearly heard the Lord say,
"You have a good life."

Though it wasn't an audible voice, it was one of the clearest words from the Lord that I have ever heard.  The God of the Universe had just told me that I had a good life.
And it is so true.
I DO have a good life.
I could not stop thinking about this word and basking in the wonder of it.

Fast forward about a month.
I was in MN, visiting my parents.
My dad and I were sitting at the kitchen table, and completely out of the blue my dad said,
"You have a good life."

Welcome To The Good Life

My Father said that I have a good life.
Now, I don't think that my earthly father would ever claim to be a prophetic man.
But, there he was, uttering the very words that God had spoken to me just a month earlier.
I was blown away!

Father, I hear you!
I'm listening!
And I know that it's so very true.
I have a good life.
Thank you so much for this good life.

So, despite the difficulties of the last month, I am rejoicing in the fact that I have a good life.
I have a great life.
Thank you, Father!
Thank you, Father!
You are so good.

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The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Sarah...what a precious word from our Father...from BOTH of your Father's! I have no doubt God was speaking through your Dad...He is so good to us. I need to think that way more often...because I do have a good life.

Praying for your time off and that it will be peaceful and spirit filled my friend. You bless me so much.

Shine Like Stars said...

I'll be praying for your friend. I don't know the situation, but the LORD does.
I'm also about to take a break from everything. I'm just overwhelmed. I am going to blog about our silent auction dinner and then I'll post quick updates as we get our kids, but that's it.
P.S. We leave next week!!! :)

Jean said...

You have a great life and how wonderful to hear it from both of your fathers!

God is so good!

Difference2This1 said...

I'll miss you when you are taking a little electronic break!! Folks around here just head to Muskrat night at the Wagon Wheel restaurant to fulfill their Lent needs. We don't partake. LOL.

Blessings, Jennifer

The Byrd's Nest said...

I know it's only been 3 days but....I MISS YOU!!!

James, Dawn and Family said...

I will miss your blogging-

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