Thursday, September 3, 2009

No Pain No Gain

I have retyped this post about 574 different ways this week. I just couldn't get it to flow. In all honestly, I've had a great week emotionally speaking. Of course I'm 14 1/2 months pregnant(that's what I tell Chad anyway, he just rolls his eyes at me like I'm exaggerating) and exhausted, but that's bearable and pleasurable compared to the heart hurt I wake up with some days. I really am getting to my point.
Tuesday evening our youth choir sang at a revival service. And by the way, ya'll were amazing, seriously. After we were finished, Dad brought the sermon from the book of Job. The entire premise of the sermon was "Wanting More". Sorry Daddy, but I can't remember the title. I plead wrestling an 18 month old and missing that crucial part.
Anyway, Job got more. In fact he got a lot more. But, he had to hurt a lot to get more. Job lost all of the material possessions that he had. But, more than that he God allowed all of his children to die(there were 10 of them by the way).
In the end though God replinished and doubled all the Job had lost. That means 20 kids(that's more than the Duggars, at this point anyway).
I guess I'm saying all of that to get to this. To get God's more, sometimes we have to hurt. But, it's not a hurt that will harm. God loves me so of course what He has planned for me is going to be for my good. I know it's jumbled and disjointed, but it's what has been on my mind.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory; 2 Corinthians 4:17
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Awesome Nikki - great message that you posted here.

Still praying for you sweet sister. Keep your desires aimed at Jesus and He will bless you indeed.

Allison said...

Thanks for this post. It is definately a message I needed today. To get Gods more, sometimes we have to hurt.... Thats going to be my reason to keep going each day even though it hurts- I am looking forward to God's more. Thanks again