Tuesday, April 05, 2011


I got a little crazy and decided that I really wanted to go to Bible Study at church this morning. I knew Harper would want to go see all her friends too.  So I made up my mind if we had a decent night and if I could possibly get us out of the house by 8:45 - we would go.  Hollis had a fairly good night and Harper slept ALL night until 7:30 (miracle) and with a little help from Scott we were all dressed and ready in time so I went!  And my sweet friend Melissa let me borrow two different baby wraps (y'all were all asking me if I had one in the last post) so I knew Hollis would sleep in it and I could leave to feed her when she needed it.

And I'm SO glad I did.  We finished up our Bible Studies early so right now we are having testimonies and watching videos by Louie Giglio.  I don't know if you have heard of Louie - he leads the Passion conferences and is based in Atlanta.  He is probably one of my all time favorite preachers.  Today he was talking about just how big God is and I needed to hear that. He was showing examples from the universe of how enormous our universe really is - all the minute details that go into every star and to think that if you counted one star a second just in the milky way - it would take you almost 3000 years to count them all and yet God knows them each by name. 
Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing.  Isaiah 40:26

And you think about the vastness of the universe..............and then think about how small we are.  I think we so often (I'm talking about myself more than anyone) put God in a box and make Him one of us.  We question His every move in our lives .............but we can't begin to imagine the mind of Christ.  He is this AMAZING God who created the universe and who sits on a great throne and He spoke everything into existence. 

When I consider your heavens,
   the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
   which you have set in place, 
 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
   human beings that you care for them?  Psalm 8:3-4

I can't help but think about how God knew about me - every detail of my life way before I was even conceived.  He knew about Hollis and Harper. And the amazing thing is - with all the stars in the Heavens that He knows by name and all the fish and birds all over the world that He takes care of - He loves and cares for us most! He sent His son to take away our sins.  I just feel so overwhelmed by that kind of love.  And i pray that I quit taking my relationship with Him lightly. I feel like I dial Him up and just blurt out things instead of coming to Him in prayer with reverence for a God who is more powerful and more loving and more knowing than we can imagine in our little brains. 

I'm thankful that God cares about me (and you) with all the creations that He has and that He gave me those two little girls to love and care for.  It makes getting up a lot at night or keeping a toddler out of the pantry a little less important and worshipping Him for who He is - a little more of a priority!

(If you have time - look up Louie Gilglio "indescribable" on you tube - I think it's in 5 parts - but it's worth watching!!!)

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