Friday, August 8, 2008
So, on Fridays, after a long hard week I thought I would take a minute to remember one or two things that I am grateful for or something good that happened over the week. Sometimes we need to do more than just think about it. We need to write it down for our own "altar". Just like in the OT they would make an altar out of stones at different times so that they would remember and others could see what the Lord had done for them, so do we. So, today it begins. The above pic is my first grateful. I couldn't get them all in the pic, but I get to walk out my back door every morning and see this. From the time I was a very young girl, about 4, I began to learn to ride, and my love of horses has never stopped. And I truly believe that the love for them is something that God put in my heart. Who knew that I would end up marrying a man, who even though he didn't share my love for horses, his father would AND just happened to live on a farm with...horses? God did. And even more awesome, who knew that Frank and I would be led to the most fabulous church on the planet(and I mean that literally) where they would just happen to start an equestrian ministry (for those of you who don't know that's a horse ministry)? God did. I get to use my passion for horses in a way that reaches people for Christ!! How incredible! Cause if you think that they can't, think again! There is just something about a horse and the feel of leather in your hands...well, I could go on and on. God is so good to me, in spite of myself... He sees my heart, knows what I love and what I am passionate about, and finds a way to let me use it for Him. So, that's my first grateful. I get to use what I love for Him. And I get to look out my window and see them, walk out my door and go love on them, or go saddle up and ride anytime I want. Sometimes, I just get on the golfcart and park it in smack dab in the middle of them and just sit there and watch them!! Oh well, consider this...Jesus didn't say he was coming back to get us on anything else..just a horse!