Well

“It Is Well With My Soul”…we were meeting with the pastor who was doing my brother’s funeral and the song my dad chose to be sung was this. I couldn’t believe it. Why we we choose such a song when it was obviously NOT well with our souls? I wanted to scream “NO! Not this song!”

My mind kept unraveling…”Let’s sing about how un-well this is! It’s wrong. And why? This is not right or fair and I do not accept it, Lord.”

My soul was screaming in anger not in well-being.

By the time the funeral came around, a few days later, I had no choice. I think I sang the words through sobs, however, my soul certainly was not singing.

I’ve thought since then that maybe we sang these words as an anthem of what was to come; of our souls eventually being okay – well – with such a great loss. Maybe it was to lay the groundwork to be done to be healed of the pain? Maybe it was because my daddy knows Romans 8:28* and claimed it that day for himself, our family and everyone affected by my precious brothers death.

It took years for me to be “well with my soul” that my brother was gone. But eventually God brought that peace. My brother is free, he no longer hurts, he has a perfect body and is spending his time praising the Lord (and fishing I hope?). Things are well for him and because of that and God’s grace and faithfulness, things are well with my soul, too.

Daniel Matthew Sprott July 12, 1977 – October 19, 2006

“And we know God causes all things to work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes.” Romans 8:28

Old Testament or New Testament, God is the Same and Each Word is Useful + Bible Reading Plans to Take You Through His Word

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Below is the Bible reading plan I’ve done twice- it’s so good and I experienced the most growth in my spiritual journey studying this way!

For the Replicate Ministries F260 Bible reading plan click below!

https://replicate.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/F260-Reading-Plan-2018.pdf

Something Brand New

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Lord we need something brand new.

It can only be done with our eyes on You.

May our foundation be ever so strong

Built to last a lifetime long.

Built on You the ground floor is laid

Brick by brick the price has been paid.

You poured out your love for us on the cross

Our gain of Heaven in Christ’s brief loss.

He was resurrected, redeemed and restored

You still do this here and now, don’t you, Lord?

A plan you have a future you hold

A love story in us waiting to be told

Work mightily in our hearts today

You, Oh Lord, are the only way.

Happy Resurrection Sunday dear friends! Praying we all set our hearts and sights anew today.  Jesus is continually in the business of making all things ~ and anything ~  new. No better time to start than today, Easter Sunday 2019.

Have a wonderful day celebrating Jesus and the beauty He brings- in worship, in our children, in our marriages, in our faith. Praising Him today. Love you all, Sarah


God Knows What’s Next

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God knows what’s next.

He knew the day His one and only perfect blameless Son was brutally beaten and murdered what was coming next. He knew He had a plan of redemption for not just His Son, but for anyone who believes and accepts His love, grace and forgiveness.

He knows what’s next.

And sometimes that’s hard for me because I want to know what’s next. I want to know what’s coming so I can be prepared. Braced and ready for whatever. But I’ve always heard that when someone about to have a wreck tightens up because they know a collision is about to happen, their injuries are worse and they are more sore than if their body hadn’t of known what was coming; if they had just gone with whatever happened next.

So while sometime this blind-sighting of pain or tragedy can feel like a betrayal by God- we must know He is not a god of betrayal. He is a good God who loves us more deeply than we can imagine. He knows what’s next but He also knows there’s always a way out and a plan of redemption and healing. In Him, through Him and only with Him.

He knew what was next that gruesome Friday. He knew Sunday was coming.

Are you in a Friday moment? Hold on, Sunday’s coming. ♥️

“He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.” Psalms‬ ‭112:7‬