Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Pillar of Salt

The sun was rising as Lot reached the village. Then the Lord rained down fire and burning sulfur from the heavens on Sodom and Gomorrah. He utterly destroyed them, along with the other cities and villages of the plain, eliminating all life-people, plants, and animals alike. But Lot’s wife looked back as she was following along behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. –Genesis 19:23-26

One of the big things that stood out to me at the seminar on Saturday was Donna said at one point, not to worry about the past, just move forward. In large bold letters I wrote in my notes, DO NOT worry about the past-including that the accident happened. Just move forward!

I haven’t stopped thinking about that. In Sodom, there was a life that this family had set up. Even with all of the terrible sin, I’m sure they had made some friendships with other people in town. They had a home and I’m guessing some kind of routine. Two angels tell them, to leave because the Lord is going to destroy the city. I’m sure it wasn’t the easiest thing to grab what they could, and leave the life that they knew. Lot even requested to go to a different village than where he was told to run to. I can only imagine that Lot’s wife was breathing a little heavy and a little nervous about what was going to happen. The roots that had been planted in their life were being lifted. Not too mention the whole city was going to be destroyed! That tugging at her heart won over, and she looked back. In an instant, she turned into salt of salt.

I know very well the tugging to look back. I understand being nervous about the future and wanting to hold on tight to the past, and to fret that the accident happened. Yes, we were in a terrible car accident and that stinks like rotten eggs, but we can continue to move forward everyday and allow God to knit our journey together as only He can do.

Just a little thought for anyone reading; is there something in your past that you can’t let go of? Something that eats at you or that you can’t seem to break away from? Are you clinging to the past and how things used to be? I encourage you as you read this, to make the decision to move forward and stop looking back! Your front side is a lot nicer to look at then the back side any how! ;)

A couple funny things from Cale:

Last night we were playing cards. Cale went out and I still had 6 cards left in my hand. With a really big smile, Cale said, “You have to give me 6 kisses!” and then puckered his lips! :)

Right after dinner last night, I told Cale that we needed to clean up the kitchen and then I’d help him with a shower. Right now he hates showers, so he crossed his arms and was very insistent that a shower was not on his happy list. I was trying to ignore the little fit, so I continued on to the kitchen. A minute later I called out to him, “Cale can you come help me?” C: “No.” K: “Cale, please come help” C: “No.” K: “What are you doing?” C: “Come look” I walked into the living room and he was still standing in the same place with his arms crossed and his dead down. He was still throwing a fit! I couldn’t hold back the laughter! That of course made Cale start laughing and I had to remind him of his age…what makes it even more funny is that he didn’t remember why he was upset! Oh goodness…

This afternoon we made a quick trip to the grocery store. I don’t want to get too much since we’re leaving soon, but I did need a few things. Cale has been enjoying Lunchables, so instead of buying some of those, I decided to just get some meat, cheese, and a box of crackers. Cale picked out Ritz and I sneakily grabbed the Whole Wheat ones. I’m not sure they’re actually wheat and any healthier, but it at least sounds healthier. Well, I walked around the corner and he said, “Wait!” He grabbed my arm and walked a little closer to the cart, paused and said, “Whole Wheat? Not good. Nope.” How did he see that?! I couldn’t sneak well enough! Once we’re home I’ll do a better job!

Cale played a little Wii in OT and then it needed to be switched up. He’s lasting about 15 minutes still on one thing…if it’s anything other than cards! He’s being a good sport with everything, he’s just really done. I keep trying to remind him that we leave on our trip soon to NC, but he still isn’t quiet getting the whole time thing, so I can say it a bazillion times a day and it’s not satisfying enough.

Every time I’m reminding him, I’m responding with, “Oh my goodness!” I can’t believe we’re actually leaving next week…for good. It’s a good thing, just so much faster than I thought-then I planned for…yikes! I should probably start packing before the day before we have to leave. Hmm…

I can’t remember if I’ve shared this song on here yet, but I didn’t think it would be a bad thing to share again ;) This song "Healer" has encouraged my heart so many times through out the last year and Hannah Hayner sang it over Cale two different times. I’m just a big fan! :)



We’re claiming that God is Cale’s healer and NOTHING is impossible for Him!

2 comments:

  1. All I can say is, Thank You. I am not looking at our past. In the natural our future, could be rather shakey. I am glad Father is in control, not our......, well, Father knows. Thank you for reminding me Father is my portion, not what I have or don't have. You are special. Father has enlarged your sense of humor. Sool. I love you, Marion

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  2. Kathleen I think you are right - We cannot look back it doesn't make things easier and... well... we can either preserve ourselves or preserve what was but we can't do both- quite possibly why it was SALT she turned into ( I always wondered about that )- when we preserve ourselves we move forward in what direction the Lord leads and trust him - When we preserve(focus on ) our past - we continue to look back at what was and eventually get consumed by it ..... I think change is always uncomfortable, sometimes messy , most times scarey - But we can rest assured that GOD knows the beginning middle and end of the journey and we can trust his leading- Salt is a preservative - what are we preserving in our hearts and in our minds?? and for that matter in our daily lives???? interesting Questions for sure ...Keep shining girl ! LOVE to you and Caleb - We prayed for you and Caleb this morning - Adam and Amy too- Blesseings on you Both !!!! Love ya Reenie !

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