Mar 18, 2007

Moment by moment

Ever since the wreck I've been in a mode that isn't natural for me. I like to think big picture, to think ahead, to plot a course, to think about and plan for tomorrow. The wreck has forced me to focus only on the next moment and maybe the next day. It's too overwhelming to think beyond the next moment. I've learned (or, rather, I've been forced) to lean on Christ, to entrust the next days and weeks and months and years to Him. I don't know what will happen tomorrow. Difficulties like this have a way forcing us into this position of moment by moment trust in the power and wisdom and sovereignty and kindness of God...but, then, that's where I should have been all along. I pray that Ian knows the same moment by moment trust.

Pray that Ian would begin to talk to us. Thank you for your prayers.



Anonymous said...

Praying that IAN will soon SPEAK your NAME !

Anonymous said...

I pray everyday for Ian and your family. I will pray that Ian begins to talk once again. Love to you all!

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, Steve, I know just how you feel. God has forced me into the same position over the years, and I can't thank Him more for it. If we can only think about the moment (much less the entire day) then there is no room for worry for tomorrow, which is exactly what He commands us; "Do not worry about tomorrow...." It's not a suggestion. It's His command, for our rest and good, but we have no idea how to obey it, until he teaches us how. John Piper says that we're to only think of two days; today and THE DAY. I cannot tell you how much I wish that you didn't have to go through what you are, but I'm grateful that you serve the One who loves you enough to teach you the beauty of obedience. As he teaches you, you teach us. We love you.