Saturday, March 31, 2007

God has a way...

Have you ever noticed that God has a way of reminding us that we are totally resting in his hands? I had one of these moments Thursday night. I have been slightly stressed lately - I dislocated my finger a month ago and I am undergoing major dental work. This means lots of money coming out and missing work (which takes money away). So, it has been slightly stressful. I was in serious need of some love and God had that planned.

My dear friend Tim offered to cook dinner for me and some of my college friends. These girls are just about the greatest women I have ever encountered in my 26 years of life. It is totally God that brought us all together in college and He has kept us close for the past 8 years! We all try to get together when we can, but schedules and babies, and families don't always allow for that. However, we found some time to get together and it was wonderful.

As I returned home, I couldn't thank God enough for these amazing friends that he has so graciously blessed me with. We laughed, ate, and relaxed together. It was wonderful to see each of them and my 2 cutiehead neices. Sometimes it is hard to not see each other as often as we did in college. But, it makes the times that we do have together so special.

I have some scripture to share that usually comes to mind when I am with these girls.
Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Colossians 3:17 And wahtever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

I am reminding each of us, myself included, to remember that God has a way of reminding us, nudging us. We are not alone in this world. There is one relationship that should be placed first and that is our relationship with Jesus Christ. Is God trying to remind you of this? Are you missing out on the reminders?

Picture taken by Tim Stiffler

To see the food we ate, click on Jess' link (to the side)


Jess said...

Yahoo...I am the first to comment! Thanks Dina for getting this night organized! But most of all, thank you for being so absolutely amazing!!! You are totally a great sis and a great aunt!!! God has blessed us all with these relationships and I couldn't be happier! You are in my prayers as you are going through all of this and I can totally see God wrapping His amazing arms around you and comforting and provide! Love you tons and tons!

jenn said...

oh dina, that was just beautiful! what a great post and message! a huge thanks to Tim for cooking for us and for taking that amazing picture for us. i am so glad we have such a great photo to remind us of these special relationships and the many ways God blesses us. you are so special to me girly! love ya blobs...m.e.

Darcy said...

YOu have the best blog posts. Ever. God has blessed you with such amazing friends.. Tim included. So cool that he planned that out for you and took the picture. LOVE YOU!!!!