Saturday, July 7, 2012

I Have it Good

What do you think I'm about to say? What are most of my posts about anyway?

It's been some kind of journey! And it's been good....and it's not over yet!
I have it good. Life is sweet! Each day I fall on my knees, amazed.
I'm amazed that God loves me. I'm amazed that He came. Amazed that I'm saved and on my way to heaven. I am covered in the righteousness of God and He sees nothing filthy about me. I am clean and whole. I am set apart and a holy, precious thing in God's eyes, all because of Jesus. I'm God's girl.
Now THAT is what I write about! Sweet, glory-joy.

And if that isn't enough, I have a family that adores me and a dad that knows so well how to teach me right from wrong and gives me wisdom. My mom is so loving and understanding. We don't have a lot, but we make the very most of it. And it becomes a lot. We keep our heads up and pray to the Father faithfully, and He always gives us what we need. I have friends far and near who laugh with me until we cry, every time we talk on the phone. They listen to me talk about my crazy ideas and put up with my giggling, lively personality ALL DAY LONG when we're together! My brothers are so much fun, they're great. Little butterfly makes me laugh every single day. My grandparents are so generous and love us all so much. I can never be serious, I am like a little colt. Wide-eyed and ready for anything! That is who I am. That's just Erica.
Jesus is always near. I have books and a camera and am blessed with the Internet and a car and all kinds of other things that many people in the world don't have. I have clothes and plenty of food...a working toilet...and toilet paper. Yeah, I am blessed! Wood floors, soft carpet in the bedrooms, flowers growing outside... I can walk, run, talk, sing, jump, flip in the air, swim, dance, laugh, hold, hug, kiss, think, wonder, write, play, sleep, wake, bend, stretch, eat, pray, love, dream...
I have it good. I have MUCH. And to whom much has been given, much more will be required. And I am so glad and joyful to have things to give away.
And so my prayer is:
"Lord, please give me the wisdom I need to see like You do, so I'll know who to give what to. Prepare my heart so I'll always be ready. Help me to kill the pride and selfishness in me so I'll be as generous to others as You have been to me. Help me to go through life ready to just give my heart away to anyone who will take it, because Your love abides in me, and the whole world needs it."

You will reap what you sow in life. God is no respecter of persons. He sends rain on the wicked and on the righteous. He gives wisdom to anyone who will ask. The questions is, what will you do with it? I have it good. I want to be a good steward of all the good I've been given.

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