There she is … my little, ceramic Scottie dog, Sassy, affectionately named after a beloved Scottie we had years ago. But she’s sitting on a ledge in the nativity and with a great view. I just noticed her today … one of my littles obviously relocated her to be with Jesus.
My guess is my 2-year old grandbaby, Lonnie girl, put her there. She’s so fascinated with the baby Jesus. I can’t tell you how many times he has been rocked to sleep. In fact, he was accidentally dropped once and I had to superglue his toes back to his feet.
I’ve been seeking God almost desperately these last couple of months for direction. I’m wrestling with a serious health issue that requires surgery. I’m meeting with the surgeon on Monday for scheduling. I know what I’m called to do but honestly – I’ve not had what it took physically or emotionally to show up here for some time.
My October was full of deadlines and back to back weekend speaking events – I was plum worn out in every way. But I realized from feeling poorly and the tiredness that I’ve been putting so much pressure on the calling, that I allowed the enemy to make me feel like I can’t do this ministry thing. I would have a good day and then two bad days that wiped me out, putting me in bed … it’s like riding a roller coaster.
I know my healing is coming in the name of Jesus. But I feel like I’ve let so many of you down as well as the Lord.
But this little Scottie placed in the nativity gave me a new perspective. It made me laugh at first but then I realized, the weight of writing, teaching, speaking, and sharing the gospel isn’t on me. It’s all on HIM … I just have to lead people to the nativity to get a view of Jesus – and let God do the rest.
That may sound simplistically silly to you, but God reminded me again for like the tenth time – I can’t but He can … in all things! The pressure is off in the name of Jesus!
So here’s to 2022 … with great expectations of God giving people a view of Jesus that resonates deep in their souls.
Don’t let the enemy use anything against you!
Happy New Year! May you see Jesus all around you in unexpected ways!
I love you all!
P.S. Please be patient – the blog is changing – new things are coming but it’s a work in progress … so am I!
8 thoughts on “I Can’t But God Can!”
Happy New Year Melanie. Let’s look at life with a different perspective in the new year. Let’s eagerly look forward to the unexpected ways He is going to lead us on.
Amen! Blessings to you!
So sweet. Great reminder! ❤️
Blessings to you, Jo Ann!
Thank you for showing up! We can’t but God can. Amen
Blessings to you, Mary!
Prayers for the medical team to be the conduit through which God watches over and protects you, that he is their eyes to see what needs to be seen, their hands to do what needs to be done, their minds to make the right decisions for your medical care, their ears to hear your voice and their hearts to have compassion for you and your family.
Thank you so much, Barb! Blessings to you!