Thursday, February 21, 2008

And He said it Again........

Wednesday night services at church are becoming a very important part of my weekly routine. I am so glad that we have a wonderful Chaplin who desires for our congregation to be in deeper fellowship with our Father. Last night was a great time of prayer, but what I left with was the devotion that my dear friend Ron shared with us from 2 Corinthians 12:7-10.

"Three times I pleaded with God to take it away from me. But he said to me,
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." (v.9)

Sufficient in the Greek means "more than enough". So when you read verse 9 instead of using sufficient say "His Grace is more than enough". Yes, we ask for things over and over again, but when will we ever understand that indeed His grace is more than enough. We truly have been given all we need. He can pour out his grace upon us and yet we still can't seem to be filled enough to be completely in satisfaction....we still want MORE. As I spent more time thinking about having "More than Enough" I began to think about the way that we as American's live. We talked about this some during the devotion time, but it just really continued to stick with me into the evening and even today. We never have enough of anything, we are always longing for something more.
We need more time, more money, but more importantly material things. We can never settle with what we already have. We tend to ask for MORE blessings to be poured out in our lives, but have we taken the time to thank Him or to enjoy the blessings that He has already poured out.
I left with a desire to be MORE satisfied with what I have and to look for things that HE desires to find me more satisfied with.
Don't miss understand what I am saying, I am just as bad about doing this.
*There isn't enough time in the day to get everything that needs to be done, finished, but there comes a point in our day that we all should just sit in the stillness and be alone with him. That is more than enough!
*I am OBSESSED with shopping (especially online and on ebay) for my son. But last night I came to realize that he already has MORE THAN ENOUGH. Yes, I can desire for him to be the best dressed kid in Illesheim, Germany but I do NOT have to over indulge in those material things. He is just a kid and he dosen't know the difference anyways. He is the best (just like the rest) in the eyes of the Father.
(Those are just 2 of my greatest weaknesses)

This song has been in my head all day, but I think its a pretty good reminder.

By: Chris Tomlin

All of You is more than enough for all of me
For every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough

You are my supply
My breath of life
And still more awesome than I know
You are my reward
worth living for
And still more awesome than I know

All of You is more than enough for all of me
For every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough

You’re my sacrifice
Of greatest price
And still more awesome than I know
You’re the coming King

You are everything

And still more awesome than I know

More than all I want
More than all I need
You are more than enough for me
More than all I know
More than all I can say
You are more than enough for me

Sunday, February 17, 2008

A Little Past Due...Yet Again

Things have not slowed down for me in the last 2 weeks. Here's a little run down of how things have have gone....

Wes was transfered to Alpha Co and has been on nights the last 4 weeks (only 2 in A. Co)

Clarke and I along with my friend Erin {or E as Clarke says} spent 3 wonderful days at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany. As soon as I get a cable for my camera I will surely post some of the sites. They are to die for. Wes was suppose to go but his leave was pulled at the last minute so E took his place for the weekend.

I booked our Plane Tickets to head back to Alabama and Florida YAY!!!!! We will leave Germany on 27 Feb and return back on 20 March. Just in time for Easter with our Church Family.

Clarke has been sick for about a week now with a cold/teething and now we're thinking he may have Pink Eye. Yuck!

PWOC is still amazing. We had our "All You Need Is Love" Valentines Program Day on the 12th and we had 28 amazing ladies in attendance. It was beautiful and the message that was spoken on "Being a WHOLE Woman" was just what my heart needed to hear. Besides the program day, each week at PWOC we are having new ladies attend which makes me excited. I love to see ladies in Fellowship with other believers but more importantly longing to dig in deeper into God's glorious Word.

Valentines Day- Just an ordinary day for Wes and I. Of course he had to work, but surprised me and Clarke with a treat when he came home from lunch, cards and heart shaped marshmallows (Clark LOVES them). I gave him a certificate for a trip to the golf course. Wes and our friend Greg each received one so that they could go together. He gave me $$ to go shopping at my favorite store here in Germany IKEA!!! We had dinner at home from our only little Chinese restaurant here the Mandarin. We just had a relaxing evening at home as a family :-)

So, I think we're pretty caught up.
Yesterday Iris and I spent most all day at IKEA. It was so nice. We got there around 12 and left around 5:30ish. I got Wesley a nice book shelf to put all of his DVD's on, and Clark a shelf that hold tubs for his room (for his crayons, trucks/cars, stuffed animals and books). I made a few other small purchases, but nothing to write home about!

Again as soon as I have access to the photos on my camera I will be posting pics for you all to see of the past few weeks. I will TRY not to go MIA for longer than a few days again. Cut me some slack though I've had a sick "I want My Mommy" baby for over a week and had almost no time for myself.