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Shout it From the Rooftops

omygosh I am so stoked right now! If you’re reading this and even slightly interested in why, I’ll let you in on a little secret.

It started off with a healthy dose of I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me, Philippians 4.13 [namely, be brave]. Then it worked its way up to I am persuaded He is well able to keep that which I have committed to Him, II Timothy 1.12 [principally, my life], with some The Lord will perfect that which concerns me, Psalms 138.8, finally settling on You have delivered my soul from death and will keep my feet from falling, Psalm 56.13. He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights, (New Living Translation) sure helped, though, with a little Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip, Psalm 18.36 thrown in for good measure. And here’s why.

God tells us to be a good steward of all He has given us. I fall short many times, especially in the area of heights. I’m not exactly fond of them. Not terrified, by any means, but I do have a healthy respect for anything over 6 feet tall.Consequently, I avoid this issue in life whenever possible. The roof was proof of this. Until today. However, I will only procrastinate for just so long – eventually I’ll feel I’ve prayed enough that I’m ready to take on certain things regardless of the inherent torture entailed, because it’s reached the point that putting it off is worse than addressing it. It took me several days but this morning that thing was “the roof”. What roof? Mine. It’s only a single story rather humble dwelling place but still, the view from above can be intimidating at times. I’ve done it before, and it’s always under duress. But every time I do it my faith grows.

I seem to be in a season right now where my life is not exactly what you’d call a thriving success. My car’s needed a new transmission for 6 weeks and there’s not a thing I can do about it. I’ve been unemployed for over 2 years and again, there’s not a thing I can do to change that either. I’m doing all I know to do, and trusting my Heavenly Father to make up what’s lacking. I think I might have gone insane if not for His sweet presence in my life every day totally changing me and growing me. Plus my frequent adventures in blogging help me download what’s on my heart.

Today I feel like David. Now there’s one more lion and one more bear God helped me overcome, one more time. And I praise Him, and thank Him for His faithfulness to a little redhead who sometimes feels lost and lonely and very, very small but then remembers that she’s the apple of her Daddy’s eye, and that He sees all of her tears, her flaws, her insecurities, and still adores her.

Kari, the surefooted deer

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2 thoughts on “Shout it From the Rooftops

  1. thank you for liking this. i’m working on connecting with you in gravatar.

    • I’m still learning all this tech stuff – I’m sooo not a geek! And I set up a gravatar account but I’m not sure if it’s fully functional… sometimes I miss small steps and it takes a while to realize and fix them. I’m a work in progress when it comes to cyberspace. K

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