Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Leaning on my Jesus...

I get the privelege of reading the Bible to Ben and doing devotions with him on the nights that I am here! This is the time when I move him over and lay next to him. He for sure keeps my warm but likes to hog all the room. This is okay with me because I get to be close to my man! Most of the time Ben sleeps but I know he still hears all that I read and say to him.
We started reading in Hebrews this week and last night we read Heb. 2 and a verse that stuck out to me was verse 18. It says, "Since He Himself has gone through suffering and testing, He is able to help us when we are being tested!" Wow...what an amazing verse and reminder of all that Jesus has been through and done for us. There is not one thing that Ben and I have been through that Jesus doesn't know about or how to handle it! Talk about the suffering and testing that Jesus has been through. He was criticized, beaten, scoffed, cheated, hung on a cross and many more things. Plus the greatest thing is that Jesus took all of our sins....now that is way more then Ben and I could ever do or go through! If He can go through all of that then surely Ben and I can continue on this journey and lean on Him for all things! The second part of the verse says that He is able to help us when we are tested. This journey that Ben and I are on is sure a HUGE test to alot of things in my life! Test of faith, courage, sacrifices, love, passion, fear, being alone, wisdom and so many other things that I have been through. The true test is what am I going to do with all this testing? Am I going to lean on Jesus and allow Him to help me because He is the one who has been through it and knows me inside and out or am I going to rely on myself and come to find out that if I do it on my own it will all fall to shambles. Some days in my own selfishness I want/think that I can do things on my own....and what do I get...lonliness, heartache, pooped out and not much! But when I put my hope in my Jesus and lean on Him when I am tested it is a whole different story...faith is built, love is there, strength is built, and Jesus is shining in me! When I look to my Jesus it makes this road easier and full of life! Of course there are some days when I don't want to but I choose to! The benefits to choosing Jesus each day are so much better then going the other direction!

Jesus says to me....and when He hears me sing, He will bend down with a smile on His kind face. As He cheerfully listens to me, He will say, "Sing on, dear child. I hear you and I am coming to deliver you. I will carry that load for you. So just lean hard on Me, and the road will get smoother by and by!!"

Just a little look into our devos the past few nights!

***Please keep our hospital neighbor Ty in your prayers tonight. He was sent to the ICU for some complications and then off for some emergency surgery! Please keep him, his wife, 3 lil boys and family in your prayers!!***


Erin said...

Oh sweet girl! I am continuing to pray for healing. 2010 is going to be a great year!

Anonymous said...

We are praying!

Chris Kim Kinsley Cooper said...

Hi Katie, my name is Kim. I actually found your blog through Zach and Kim Gormley's blog. I was Zach's sister Karen's roommate in college. Your story just brought tears to my eyes. I will be praying for your handsome husband Ben and will be checking back to see how he is doing. Thank you for your unwavering faith in our Lord. And thank you for your example of such strength!

Carly said...

Katie, I continue to sit in awe and admiration; not of your situation but of the awsome faith and strength you consistently model in a way I could only hope that I would be able to in a similar circumstance.
We are praying for you and Ben and BELIEVING that you recieve in full, healing and restoration in 2010. Also praying for Ty and his family. Bless you guys;
Stu, Carly and family

Hawley said...

Your faith is beautiful and you, Ben, and Jesus are impacting so many lives!
I thought of you when I read this:
"So do not throw away your confidence;it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised."
Hebrews 10:35-36