Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Yesterday (June 29) at 9:21 p.m. I became a grandmother to a little chap (6lbs-12oz) who's name is Damian Edward. Life is such a wonderful and amazing gift. Mom and baby had a hard time through delivery, and now my son is recovering from stress, and mom and baby are fine.
My assignment from God as grandma to Damian, is found in Psalm 78:4.
"Telling to the generation to come the praises of Lord, and His strength and His wonderful works He has done." Two weeks ago, I started a prayer journal for Damian. Through this process what I have learned is: Interceding on the behalf another lines up my heart with an unconditional love that comes only from Jesus.
I found two interesting thoughts for today that moved my heart completely, which I would like to share. The first one made me sob from the depths of my soul (I believe because I am a grandma.) The second one I am in total agreement with, and just finished writing a paper on a similar topic.
Get out the Kleenex before you watch this video, titled 99 Balloons. I pray God will help me to be positive through my own tough stuff, with a grateful heart no matter what the situation.
As for your heart, the post 5 Stipulations: What It Takes to Be a Bible Student, on Fallen and Flawed, by Demain Farnworth (Managing Editor for Joyce Meyer Ministries) is worth reading. What stood out as I read is that life is not about what we do it is all about what Christ has done for us.
I just finished writing a paper on the transformation of Christ likeness in the church. The article on Fallen and Flawed is right on. We can not change ourselves. Change only comes by faith in the work of Christ on the cross, and God's grace given by His Spirit bringing forth transformation of the heart. It does not take place by what we do, but what Christ has done.
When you read God's word are you building up only knowledge, or is it transforming your heart to be more Christ like?