Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My name is Jeanette Webber, and I have been involved in an IPad accident...

Psalm 139:13-14 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”
I happen to be one of those people who need to be reminded that I am made the way I am, on purpose - for a purpose.  
Last night I dropped my IPad on my foot - the corner of it shot like an arrow and hit like my foot had a target painted on it.  I had just taken a bath with nice, clear (not orange like the last 2 years) water from our new water heater.  I tried REALLY, REALLY hard to not drop my IPad in the water, cuz that would have been dorky.  Evidently I should have been REALLY, REALLY careful AFTER water was no longer involved.  It appears that an IPad can also be used as a weapon.  
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made..."
This last Sunday I forgot Moses' name.  Really?   In the middle of a time of moving mountains in praise, I can't remember MOSES?  What most people don't know is that before church I went and visited our new women's bathroom - there was available seating in there at that moment. ( I love that people can't talk to me through the crack in the stall door anymore!  Truly grateful.)  Walked from the bathroom to the front door of the church - and felt someone pull something.  I looked at my friend's face and heard her say, "Your skirt was tucked in your tights.  I thought I'd help you!"   Yes, that REALLY DOES happen to real life people.  At least it was taken care of before I went on the platform to lead worship.  Dork.  Dork.  Dork.
"...Your works are wonderful, I know that full well."  
Ok - it's true that my foot is too swollen to wear a shoe comfortably today - and I don't want to put my prayer request on the prayer chain because I don't know how to explain an IPad injury accurately. But guess what?   Right now, my heavenly Father is saying, "That's MY girl!  She loves me with her whole heart.  She listens for My Voice.  And she's unique - the only IPad accident I saw all day yesterday!  I love her, that's MY girl!"
"This is my Beloved Son (daughter), in whom I am well pleased."   Help our hearts hear Your heart, Your opinion, Your love, Your grace, Father.  Amen.  

Monday, January 7, 2013

Life is Not A Drive Through...

Sunday, as I was leading worship there was a definite time when I felt we were waiting for something.  What are we waiting for, Lord?  It's interesting to be the leader when your leading a time of....waiting.  Waiting is not a comfortable time for most people.  (I'm grateful for a church family that is willing to wait in the Presence of God.)  Most of us like quick service, done in a way that pleases us the most.

When I was pregnant with Andrew, I learned a huge lesson in waiting.   Andrew was "due" December 1st and was born December 27th.  Since Jeremy (our first born) was 2 day's early,  I thought I knew how to do the birth thing.  Sometimes your past experience does not determine your present experience!   It was such a long wait.

Now, I'm waiting on the Home-going of my mom.  A couple of years ago it seemed that the Lord reminded me of my birth coachng days.  It seemed that I was going to be a coach for my parents' birthing into heaven.  I know - sounds kind of weird - but, that's what I heard.

I'm trying to see that times of waiting are not as bad as sometimes they feel....that God does the incredible in our times of waiting and I can trust Him in the waiting - not just the arrival of what's anticipated!!!!

Galatians 6:9 
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Psalms 62:5
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

Romans 8:24-25 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Lord, I pray for us as we wait - that we will know Your strength, and Your joy, and Your presence, and.....You - in the waiting.  

With Love,