Over the weekend my computer got hit, hard. I lost everything I didn’t have backed up and it took me two attempts at fixing it, reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling windows.
Many people would be furious with working for some 14 hours over the long weekend to get their computer up and running but instead I praised God, not that my computer needed fixing, but for giving me the education to fix it myself and to not give up and spend the money on hiring someone to do it when it seemed like I was getting nowhere after the first 8 hours. I don’t consider myself to be tech savvy by any means, but I am quickly able to research what I don’t know, find solutions and I am not afraid to trust that God has things, has me, even in such a seemingly superficial way.
You see, nothing is to small for God. Not battling Satan’s servants out of my computer, not knowing the amount of tiny hairs on my head, not a single thing is too small for Him.
God, He has the big things too.
Those 21 men being slaughtered by ISIS simply because they had the Lord in their hearts, God was there. He felt the pain of their losses and used them to teach us to stand strong in our faith because this life is short but everlasting life is, well, FOREVER. No one on this earth can steal us away from an eternity with God. Jesus came and He wore the cross and the cross wore Him and the darkness of the sins of the entire world –past, present and future- washed over Him and He saw all that pain and He pledged with His sweat-mixed-blood that through Him everything would be alright.
I am proud to be a Christian, to co-lead a Hello Mornings group with the wonderful Jen (registration opens soon!!!), to be maintaining a group for Moms of Boys on Facebook that started when (in)courage spoke to my heart.
So, let them come. Let Satan’s soldiers come and rip me apart bit by bit. They can cut off my head, they can rip out my heart, but they will never be able to access my soul. They will never be able to take my soul from the hands of my Saviour.
So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.
Because of my computer issue I wasn’t able to join in with the linkup’s I normally do on the weekend. Sort of makes me sad but I know that with everything fixed it only means I can get back to an awesome schedule and back to my study’s and reading plans.
Yesterday I joined up with Tyndale publishers to review books for them on this blog! I am very excited to get started. I also review books through Bethany House and Chosen Publishers.
One book that I need to review but definitely recommend right now is Atlas Girl by Emily Wierenga. I will put a link below to her book. It is awesome and an easy read! I am so excited that I was able to get this on Kindle at a steal several weeks back! I will definitely be ordering a paper copy when I make my next big book purchase!
So lovelies, how was your long weekend? What have you read recently? I am always looking for recommendations!
I am excited to hear from you all soon and to talk to you on Twitter and Facebook!!