>> Saturday, August 29, 2009
This has been a rough week. Another school year has started and it's already taking a toll on my body. Right now, my job is the giant in my life that wants to rob me of my energy. Having a job is a necessity. Many bills lay on the desk waiting to be paid. My husband's salary alone doesn't cut it. Just like so many families now, two incomes are desperately needed.
This sign reminds me of my life right. I stand close to the edge of a cliff. The cliff ogres in my life threaten to knock me down. But you know what?
I love my job. I love working with our high school kids. I absolutely love it when they give me a big old bear hug. I enjoy it when the light bulb is turned on for them and they finally 'get it.' As an aide, I see things that teachers can't. I sit with the kids, I'm a part of them. I can intervene on their behalf if I need to.
Giants in our lives are not a bad thing. Not at all. I've been sharing parts of, The Dream Giver, lately. Today's reading slapped me in the face and woke me up and it comes right from the Bible:
"Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out." 1Without the giants (cliff ogres) in our lives, how would we ever grow in our faith? Aren't our giants most usually the source of our testimony? Giants show the world how big and powerful and good our God is.
"That you may know that there is none like Me in all the earth." 2
"That My name may be declared in all the earth." 3
"That you may tell in the hearing of your son and your son's sons the mighty things I have done in Egypt...that you may know that I am the Lord." 4
"I will gain honor over Pharoah. Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord." 5
"That all the people's of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty." 6
Giants seek to shake us off. Well, just maybe off is where we should be. I'm done for now. More will follow. I absolutely love this book!
Praying we all become giant slayers for God's glory.1 - Exodus 6:7
"Shout! For the LORD has given you the city!" 7
2 - Exodus 9:14
3 - Exodus 9:16
4 - Exodus 10:2
5 - Exodus 14:17-18
6 - Joshua 4:24
7 - Joshua 6:16