Saturday, June 30, 2007

life is full of them. but we must remember the Lord is always faithful, and in those disappointments He is the one who is able to fill the holes in our hearts.

and more often than not we are disappointed by people. whether it be by something they do or something they don't do. but the true challenge is figuring out how to minister to people despite being disappointed because they deserve love just as much as i do.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

trust. it's such a funny thing. it's a five letter word, so one may think it should be an easy thing. i mean. we trust our parents from day one; it's instinct.

but so often, we forget how vital trust is in our relationship with Our Lord.

each day, we think we trust--but when He asks us to do something we didn't expect and it's out of our comfort zone hesitation is not uncommon.

oh there's so much to learn.
"When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs." Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep." The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep." I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go." Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, "Follow me!"
John 21:15-19

Friday, June 8, 2007

w a i t.
for what; for how long? one may inquire.
w a i t.
because, i, your Lord, am asking...
patience. perseverance. strength. lessons. answers. intructions.
be still.
w a i t.

Monday, June 4, 2007

not always as easy as 1, 2, 3.

summer is such a sweet time of year. it also seems to be a time for learning, even though there aren't any classes.

i wish sometimes, though, that learning was easier.

i haven't quite figured out what God is trying to teach me, yet. but it always seems that the Lord moves the most in the moments of uncertainity. so, i have a feeling that this summer is going to be full of learning.

i'm excited for it. i'm excited to see how i'm going to be able to use what i learn to impact others lives, and i'm excited to see how my prayers are answered. who knows where He's going to lead me next...