Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hey Watch Out....Don't Lean On that!

How many times have we heard those words right before something collasped under us or as we looked at what we were about to lean on and realized it was teetering and just about to spill?

The Lord has impressed upon me that when we are leaning we need to make sure we are leaning on someone/something that is sturdy and unmoveable when dead weight is placed upon it.

In our crisis' of life, we find that we try to lean on ourselves, family, friends and others and many times the weight seems to be steady but oftentimes, we find ourselves on the floor wondering what happened? Our weight on someone else, especially someone who may state they are strong but weren't really strong at all, when the pressure was put on them is not enough in a turmoil/crisis/or just everyday cares of life.

When the thoughts of what I'm going to do, how I'm going to handle that news have arrived, I just keep leaning on the Lord with blind faith because there are no answers. If I'm looking for answers, I'm sure there are many who can or will say why they think something is the way it is but really, do we any of us know? Who do we put our faith in? There are those who will say, leaning on God is weak? It is positive thoughts that will get you through. What??? Have you ever had a life/death situation and even remotely think that your positive thinking would get you through? You immediately think, "Oh my Lord, what do I do?" It is because we are God's children and he wants us to look to him....the first thing a small child who falls down and gets hurt....he/she will usually look at their boo-boo and see even the smallest amount of skin tear or blood, immediately shed tears and run saying what??? "MOMMMMMMMY, I fell down!"

Why? We are God's children and we are instinctly made to serve and follow him. HE wants us to love him. Just as we want our children to love us. He wants our attention. Just as we want our children to notice us. He wants to be the protector and Lord of our lives. Just as we want to protect our children and help them make all their dreams come true.

If we are leaning on God's direction, he will put the strength in our families, our finances, our relationships, our jobs, etc. because He is giving the strength and his strength never falters or teeters or is only 3 legged. It is always steady and true. It is oftentimes the struggle of leaning and not knowing the direction because it is by faith. However the risk/rewards of having faith and just leaning on someone else (God) to guide can be very comforting, thus the reason I'm wrapping myself in the crook of the arm of Jesus, closing my eyes and saying, "Lord, just tell me when to open up my eyes because I know whereever you put me is going to be so much better than where I was"...........

God has been so good to me. He has given me several wonderful days. Although my body isn't normal yet, besides the fact that I just had major surgery, I am beginning to feel more normal. The days have been so beautiful. I know I'm counting down 2 days until chemo again but the Lord has given me so many great days that I'm looking forward to many more. Again....I'm leaning on HIM and HIS Promises to get me through. "-)


#1Fan said...

Good morning Leah. I just got home from Sunday School. I could not stay for the regular services because I have to go cook supper for my Dad who is healing from surgery. I think I told you that I put your name on the prayer list at my Church, well, so many people inquired about you this morning! I know you feel the love sweetheart. Continue in your faith, God is an awesome God! Love and peace to you on this beautiful Sunday!

Ellie said...

Leah, I was not able to be in church today myself and it sure messes up your Sunday, doesn't it. However, I loved your post today. Maybe you should consider a new career in writing for devotional books. (-: I'm continuing to pray for you. Ellie N.

Anonymous said...

Hey SIS!

I like the comment one of your friends wrote and I agree. Maybe you should write a devotional book. You know how much I love hearing from you and one thing for sure is through your journey you are touching so many people. You are in my prayers everyday and on our prayer list at church also.
The girls send their love and I will see you soon!!

Love ya!

Donna said...

It was so good to see you at church this morning. I know it felt like a breath of fresh air to be able to be in the house of God. What an awesome God He is!
The link I told you about is Hopefully you and Sis. Jerry Ann Guidroz can be a blessing to each other. Her grandson Landon is the one that is going the the same situation that you are.

We love you and continue to pray for your healing.

Donna New

Anonymous said...

Preach it sister.... :O) Wow Leah, God has definatly given you the gift of writing and speech. I believe you have something there. You have truly been uplifting and a blessing to me. i literally read your blog and think about it for hours after. Not sure why...but it seems to stick and I pray and think of other things and how it affects you and how you affect me....its been pretty wild. Thanks again for you blog....and thanks be to God for his strength on your you much Cassie

mother said...

Oh what a delightful day---- the Lord is good and His mercy endureth for ever. I want to thank all our friends and families for the many prayers that have went up for Leah. Please keep praying for her. I know the Lord is hearing the prayers. We don't know what the future holds--- but we know who holds the future.

Leah, After I read your blog today, I thought of a old church song that we use to sing.
these words say it all-----

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal
God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
What a promise!!

mother said...

watch this video leaning on the everlasting arms