March 27, 2008

Bible Drill

I get the wonderful privilige to be with our children at church on Wednesday night...they are a blast. I am always amazed at how God brings us to Himself. Last night I got to be with the kids as they are practicing for their Bible Drill in May. I have been able to see God working in these little hearts and it's just amazing. Both children are from christian families, they "know" the answers and yet I am starting to see a change in one of them that is just remarkable! I'm praying that God will continue to work in her life and that He will bring her to's the greatest gift of all and I pray that she will accept it one day. I'll keep you posted...

March 05, 2008

God's Grace is Sufficient!!!

But God “knows our frame.” He’s counted every hair on our head and knows the exact level of every hormone in our body. He made us this way. And not as some kind of cruel joke; but rather, so that through our weakness, His power may be “made perfect.” Yes, the hormones may be raging, our feelings may fluctuate and our body may have worn out. But God’s grace—that comes to us because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross—is real. It is not a myth or a placebo. His grace is real. And it is more powerful than any out-of-whack hormones in our body. It is, as God told Paul in 2 Corinthians 12, “sufficient for you.” -Nicole Whitacre from GirlTalk

As I read this today, my heart leaped, my eyes teared up and my mouth smiled. This truth has been told to me over and over in my life. I know this truth, but to read it again never hurts anybody. This has been a time of pruning in my life. Our pastor told us a couple of Sundays ago that to heal you were hurt and to hurt you were injured and to be injured means you were cut, at least that's what I got from what he said. This is where I am right now...I am healing from the pruning that God has been doing in my life. From being submissive to my husband to pride to self-control to wordliness, God is pruning away. I have been feeling this cutting and this hurt for a few weeks now and feel like maybe I am just now getting it. And I read the verse that says "therefore there is no condemnation" and then read 2 Corinthians 12 that says "my grace is sufficient for you!" God, thank you for your grace! Forgive me for not remembering that I am mere dust, that I need you for EVERY part of my life. God, as Nicole said, let me be "content in my weakness," may I boast in the fact that Your grace is sufficient for this frail frame! Allow me to "testify even more loudly of the grace of God that is real, the power of Christ that is sufficient!"

I love you Abba!