Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ice Cream Babies and Truth

Hi everyone! I know it's been awhile since I did a post and alot has happened in that time. First I can't have a post without my sweet grandbabies in it. LOL We all went to get ice cream at a soft serve place on Sunday. Nothing says Summertime than eating soft serve ice cream with sprinkles on top. Love these little guys.
Okay, where do I start? Let's start with God. I don't know where any of you are with your belief in God but last week I seen the awesome power of God in play. Last Tuesday night I asked God for truths and answers and I have learned that when you ask God for that you had better be prepared for what he shows you. As I was falling asleep my truths and answers were starting to come(I just didn't know it till the next day). Not only did He show me truth once but He showed it to me three times and they were not subtle truths, they were hit you in the face truths. I am still in shock and processing what happen. So I had my truth and on Thursday as I was falling asleep again I asked God for wisdom and guidance on how to deal with the truths that He showed me. I ask Him that one everyday now and He is guiding me as I process all of this.
I am not getting into details here but needed to tell you all of this awesome power I was shown and I've taken off those rose colored glasses and probably will never look at life through that lens again.
I had an email from Chuck Swindoll from Insight for Living delivered to my mailbox the other day that kind of sums everything up perfectly:
God often delivers His best gifts to us in unexpected ways......with surprises inside the wrappings.
About the time we think we've got the whole picture in finite focus, an infinite hand quickly grabs the camera, changes lenses on us, points in another direction, and has us take an entirely different picture. Yet to our amazement, when everything is developed, we get the one thing we wanted all along through a process we never would have chosen.
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve;
I was made weak, that I might learn to humbly obey.
I asked God for health, that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked God for riches, that I might be happy;
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked God for power, that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked God for things, that I might enjoy life;
I was given life, that I might enjoy things.
I got nothing I asked for.
But everything I had hoped for.
I am, among all men, most richly blessed.


Maria said...

Joan, what fun photos. How blessed you are to be such a big part of your grandchildren's lives and how blessed they are! Hope you are ok. I think of you often.

Donna said...

You have been in my thoughts and prayers a LOT lately. I am glad that you are getting some answers!

Sandi McBride said...

Darling Joan, I'm so glad to see you! As usual your darling Grands show up like angels in photographic glory! So glad that you're back and hope you won't be away so long again!
hugs and hugs and hugs

Sally said...

God bless you, sweet Joan. I know sometimes the truth really hurts, but I'm a firm believer in HIM and His answers. I pray for you a lot and wish you the VERY BEST!!

Your babies are beautiful; heavenly days where would we be without the little ones keeping us sane!! :)

Becky said...

The pictures of the grands are adorable!

Great post by the way. Sometimes it's hard to sit, be quiet and just listen to what God has to say. However, he does have ways of getting our attention, doesn't he!

Wibeche og Rune said...

I love your post:)
And great pictures of your grandbabies.


Sally said...

P.S. Your header is beautiful!! :)

Brenda said...

I hear your voice as I read your post and it's strong and sure. I believe your belief and love of God is going to make everything right and good.

I sure do love lookin' at your babies!

Michelle said...

Your grandbabies are adorable! Glad to hear you've had some answers to prayers!

Donna said...

I think the Best answers are usually the unexpected ones...They tend to grab your attention. Praying for you pumpkin...
Those Babies are Gorgeous!hughugs

photowannabe said...

God talks when we finally are quiet andlisten. Thinking of you as you allow the Lord to work in and through you.
That's where I am now after my trip to Africa...it takes a while to sift through it all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joan!
Your grandchildren are just beautiful---I cannot believe how much they have grown since I last checked blogs! The summer is flying by, as always.
I am glad you are getting answers, and I truly hope all is well. We've never met---but your beautiful soul shines through your blog. I wish I could give you a "real" hug to help you through whatever it is that is troubling. In the meantime {{{{big hugs}}} are being sent your way!

Kat said...

Oh sweet friend, isn't our God amazing?! Just keep trusting. And listening. He is always there.