About Me

My name is Meredith, and I am the mother of two awesome boys; the wife of a fantastic husband; the band director for 100 students in grades 5 - 12 in a small community in Maine; and a follower of Christ. This blog is a place for me to reflect on what the Lord is teaching me.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Blogging through the #Gospels: Luke 8: 26 - 56

Blogging through the Gospels with Amy from Mom's Toolbox.

Reading: Luke 8 : 26 - 56

Scripture:  Luke 8: 47 - 48

47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”


Think about this woman.

She had been dealing with an unclean disease for years.  She had probably been treated very badly because of it.

But she braved the crowds-- and got right up there in the middle of it, taking the chance of being shunned and shamed in public.

She believed that Jesus could heal her.  She believed that she didn't even need to speak to him, to look him in the eye.  A touch of his garment.


While I do not have the physical presence of the the Messiah, I have the Holy Spirit within me.

The same power to heal sickness, vanquish demons, and forgive sins resides within me.

What is my problem??
I need to be living like I believe that the All-Powerful God not only exists, but is with me.

We have been in our new home since Saturday.  We still do not have hot water.  We do not have things that were promised us. And are not able to connect our washer and dryer because of a dryer hose issue.  Our sink is overflowing with dishes that we are too exhausted to clean when it means boiling water on the stove to get it hot enough.  On Sunday night I did boil water so that I could wash my hair before my Memorial Day Parade commitments with my school bands.

My first reactions have not been patience, or love.
I have not been living as if all things are under the control of my Father.
I have not been living as if there might be an opportunity or a purpose for these inconveniences.


My Savior, my God who sees me, my God who heals me:

Please forgive me for being wrapped up in all of the nonsense.
Deep in the midst of all of the minor issues, we have a deep sense of home-ness. We feel at peace, knowing that we are right where you want us to be.

Please help me to remember that my life is not about me.
My life is to always be pointing others to you.

I am not good at this.
I am desperately wicked, and I need you.

Thank you for your mercy, thank you for the gentle reminders....
and for not squashing me like a bug when I get too full of myself.

I love you, Lord.



The Farmer Files said...

You have had quite the week and you are so gracious in your application, even if you do not feel that your actions have reflected the Holy Spirit. I was praying something similar this morning from Phil 1:19-26...where Paul talks about the Holy Spirit.

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