Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Romans 8

One of the best chapters in the Bible in my opinion. I was reading it this morning.

v. 24-25
For if you already have something, you don't need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don't have yet, we must wait patiently and confidently.

Those are some good verses for a pregnant lady about to pop, huh? :)

Since we are planning a natural home birth, which takes a lot of focus and concentration, it is necessary for me to stay in that mode. I don't mean that I am a walking birthing zombie, with that always on my mind and paralyzing me from doing anything else. But, I do have to stay "prayed up" so that fear and freakiness don't come my way. I must stay controlled by the Holy Spirit (and not my sin nature), so that there is life and peace (and I can remain calm and relaxed in all circumstances)...v. 6. Of course we should always be walking this way, but there are times in your life where you feel an urgency to really get in line...it's a great thing. Life and peace...great things.

Our pastor talked about the spirit of adoption on Sunday. I think it was one of the best sermons I've ever heard. He talked about how the cure for any kind of fear, feeling of rejection, etc. is the spirit of adoption. It's not speaking to that fear or quoting scripture, etc. Those things totally work and are useful for sure. But, we shouldn't get caught up in trying to psyche ourselves up. The true root cure is knowing who you are in Christ (all in Romans 8) and living that out.

Everything is going fine here. Picture project is going great. I just finished putting all of my pictures from pre-school years - 6th grade into an album. That was a big chunk. Most of my other pictures are somewhat in chronological order, but that group I had to put in order. So, phew...that's all done.

Friday is my due date, so 2 more days. Hadley came 2 days before her due date, but no signs that this baby will. You'll know when it happens.

1 comment:

Ali Elam said...

Thanks for the Romans verse! Very encouraging...after my no progress OB appt. I'm praying for you and for your focus on the Lord these last few days before you begin labor!