Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Groaning and Longing.

"All creation groans as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.  And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering.  We, too, wait, with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as His adopted children, including the new bodies He has promised us.  We were given this hope when we were saved."  Romans 8:22-24

This past week or so I have been exhausted. My body is tired.  I long to be "released."  To be honest, there are moments where I literally groan, for words can not express how I feel.  I am so thankful for this portion of scripture in Romans 8:22-24.

I "wait patiently and confidently (v. 25)."  

And in the meantime I am praying for a few days of rest and renewal.

P.S. The count down is on--we move in 33 days.  The majority of our belongings made it to Northern Uganda this morning.  The kids are sleeping on their mattresses on the floor and we only have a few stacks of books that did not get packed.  I am loving less clutter.  Please continue to pray with us as we feel the attacks heating up--the enemy hates that we are bringing the good news to "far reaches" of Northern Uganda.

6 comments:

Adeye said...

Praying for strength and renewed energy for you, my friend. You have sooooooo much going on. Goodness. Try to get some rest.

Love and hugs

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Praying as God paves the way for you, and hems you in from ahead and behind! May His Love & Protection be with your family. May the BLESSINGS flow upon you all as you prepare in a HUGE way for a HUGE God to do HUGE THINGS!!!!! Praising Him in advance for all HE will do through your family!!!! & in your family :)

BETHANY said...

Praying for rest!

His Hands His Feet Today said...

Praying for you and the work that is before you!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Will be praying.... for a safe journey.... for the hand of God to move through you in a mighty way and for fresh oil.... may your body, soul, and mind feel refreshed and rested...
God's speed,
Daleea

patchworkmommy said...

I will be praying for your family. I hope you will be able to get a little rest and feel refreshed this week.