Saturday, April 17, 2010

Purpose 1

So glad week 2 is almost over! This week my air conditioner has not been working, we've had our turn with the stomach virus, and now my washing machine is acting up! I really missed Matt this week!! Even though he's thousands of miles away, he is still taking care of things for me. I tend to get overwhelmed and I'm a major procrastinator! Through all of the exciting events of week 2, God really encouraged us and showed us this week that He loves us and when we are weak,He is strong! A couple of months ago, I started a Beth Moore study on Esther. I got about half way through it when Matt and I started a study together- "If You Want to Walk On Water, You've Got to get Out Of the Boat!" (In case you don't know that's what W.O.W. stands for - Walking On Water.)We didn't realize God was going to call us out of our boat so soon! Anyway I felt this week like I needed to finish my Beth Moore study. I had tried to read some in my Bible and even some things Matt gave me to read but I wasn't hearing it. So I decided to review the first few weeks. As I was flipping through the pages I saw where I had underlined, "I believe one of God's purposes in this journey is to help us recapture both our identity and identification as His children- not so we can be obnoxious but so we can be influential." Slapped me right in the face. I felt like God Himself was speaking that to me. In an attempt to not be the judgmental Pharisees, sometimes we become the luke warm that makes God want to vomit. We turn into hidden Christians. We are so much like the world that we are almost indistinguishable from it. I shared with Matt and he asked me to share with you, our first insight at God's purpose for our journey. Please keep praying for us! While I'm glad to see week 2 be over, I have mixed emotions about week 3. Monday is Mary Paige's 5th Birthday.

1 comment:

  1. Praying for you today as you celebrate Mary Paige!!! WOW 5, already? Where does the time go? Enjoy her day and I know you, it will be celebrated in a special way. You make them so special for them. Thanks for the blog. I am blessed by what God is teaching you. Take it one day and a time. We love you and are praying.