Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Reversal of Destiny

Session Six took some work, but watching it all come together at the end was so worth it. Learning about the reversal of destiny was really interesting. Beth touched on this, and I think it needs repeating: Sometimes god uses the very thing that we thought we would be the end of us to his glory. What an awesome reversal of destiny. Nothing is wasted. I don't know about you, but I'm glad for that.

Share what you consider to be your reversal of destiny in the comments this week. I will get back on track and actually post on Tuesday next week. It will be the first day of school, so I'll have a nearly empty house. Oh, the mixed emotions that come with that day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Waiting On The Lord

We have reached Session 5 of Esther. May I just say that this week's homework was wonderful and excruciating at the same time. I have been shown some things I really need to work on. God has provided the opportunity to do just that. On the one hand, it would be nice to not have to put into practice what I learned so quickly. On the other, at least I'm able to handle it while the lessons are still fresh in my mind. As I learned in this week's video session, God is all about timing.

I loved the reference to Isaiah 40:31 "But those who wait in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." I realized how often I have thought that meant waiting on a certain event or person. When what it really means is to wait on God while I wait for whatever I seem to need/want to happen at the time. I think learning all these things and then going out and living them is what working out our salvation is all about.

Have a great week! See you next Tuesday.

Monday, August 10, 2009

What Encourages Me

I read about a challenge on a brand new website I am going to post about something that is a great source of encouragement. Hearing about a friend named Lisa and her significant other each making a decision to accept Christ as Savior is an encouragement to me. I pray that God would continue to increase Lisa's desire to learn more about the Bible. I loved hearing the excitement in her voice. Lisa, your enthusiasm is awesome! Thank you for calling to share the news with me. You have an incredible journey ahead of you.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's Tough Being a Woman in the Tight Fist of Fear

I'm so grateful for this session today. I don't know about you, but sometimes I just need the Lord to make something abundantly clear to me. I have had so many reasons of late to be in the tight fist of fear. This morning I woke up and decided I had a choice to make: I could either give into the fear, or face the situations head on. I made the choice to face them, and I met with this session along the way. Thank you, Lord! I could go on and on about all the ways this week's session was just what I needed, but I won't. I would just encourage to take the courage given to you by your Savior, and run with it. He is with you all the way. Have a great week; see you next Tuesday!