Monday, November 28, 2011

Stumbling Over a Rock

It's usually not the big things that make me stumble; I can trip over the smallest things.  In fact, I can trip even when there is nothing there.  Put a log in my path and I will step over that, but a crack in the sidewalk will make me fall. I'll be walking through the store and suddenly trip over my own feet.

Sometimes we stumble with our feet, but other times we stumble with our hearts.   This is what happened to some of the people of Israel.  They were trying to get right with God by keeping the Law instead of by trusting in Jesus.  The Word says, "They stumbled over the great rock in their path." (Romans 9:32)

This Great Rock was Jesus!

We stumble over this Rock, too, when we try so hard, in our own strength, to be good enough or holy enough.  We must accept that God made the way for us through the blood of His Son, Jesus and His Grace is more than enough.

Keep your eyes fixed firmly on Jesus - then you won't have to worry about stumbling over a rock.

Continuing my list of blessings, this week I am thankful for:
 396.  Peppermint Mocha creamer for my coffee - yes, I like a little coffee with my creamer (smiles)
Peppermint Mocha creamer for my coffee

397.  A few more days of work for my husband
398.  Wonderful day celebrating Thanksgiving with my family
399.  Scrabble game with my mom and son
Scrabble with my mom and son.

400.  Daddy and daughter lunch dates
401.  New One Thousand Gifts app - makes counting blessings easier
402.  Sleeping kitty in laundry basket
 Sleeping kitty in laundry basket

403.  Playing Words with Friends
404.  Seeing all my family again as we celebrated my niece's 11th birthday
405.  New car for my son
406.  Dinner with hubby and sons at Chipotle to celebrate new car - son's treat
407.  Unconditional, unending, never failing, persistent love of my Savior

What's on your list today?

Many blessings,

Linking with:
Messy Mondays @ Evatt's Beautiful Mess
Multitudes on Mondays @  A Holy Experience


  1. Scrabble,Scrabble, Scrabble! :) Great list Lisa. It hurts to stumble over rocks...I much prefer to keep my eyes on the ONE who guides me around them.

  2. What great thoughts for today, Lisa! So true! I too, enjoy Peppermint Mocha creamer. Just ran out yesterday. Hazelnut latte had to suffice this morning! Happy Monday!

  3. What a wonderful reminder to begin the week Lisa!

    And I love your list this week as well... So many Blessings there!

    Have a Blessed Day my friend!

  4. Great list today, as always. :)

    I do not want to stumble. I want to hold on tight to the hand that will guide me through it all.

  5. What a great post. I never want to stumble over the Rock in my path! Oh and I LOVE Peppermint Mocha creamer. Just finished my coffee right before I popped in here! Have a beautiful day.

  6. I don't want to stumble either, but I'm so grateful that when I do He is there to pick me up. I need to check out the 1 thousand gifts app! Wonderful list of gratitude my friend :)

  7. Hi Lisa - is that just not the truth? We can stumble over the least obvious things. Great post
    God bless

  8. This post reminded me of my skating. I play roller derby, and when I saw this, I was like, she musta watched me play recently. I can jump bodies and legs, but you get me all alone with nothing but the floor seams and I fall all over the place!!!

    Love it! And my favorite pic in your flickr is the double dose of aqua filter kitties. :)


  9. Once again, His words through you... Thank you, dear friend!

    Love your list. How blessed!

  10. I never get tired of hearing "We must accept that God made the way for us through the blood of His Son, Jesus and His Grace is more than enough." His Grace is enough--such a freeing fact.
    Love this post, Lisa! I would love to play a game of Scrabble with you. It's a family favorite with us, too.

  11. Lisa,

    I had to giggle a bit, I can step over a giant boulder in my path, but sure enough I can trip over the air any day of the week.

    I have backslidden a bit lately, I got busy trying earn His love, I don't why I do that, but sometimes I think I have to earn His love, when it is a free gift. Thank you for writing about this today.

    Blessings to you Lisa.

  12. I keep hearing about this peppermint mocha creamer, and I'm going to have to look for it at the store because I love the peppermint mocha latte at Starbucks!

    Beautiful post. :)

    (Popping over from Ann's "Multitudes on Monday.")