"Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize?...Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly;" 2 Cor 9:24-26

Change of Seasons

Posted by Emma on October 24, 2009 | Filed under: Christianity

I read a post on a friend’s blog today. She put into words what I have been feeling recently. My life is changing, I am changing. I look into the mirror and do not know who I am any more. Throughout the last year I’ve come to question just about everything I ever believed and just about everything I do. I wonder is anything the same? Where are the answers? Who am I really? I thought I knew, but I no longer know. Life is a question mark as the seasons change. Perhaps it is a normal transition between seasons, I don’t know. All I can do is keep seeking God and trust that He does know, that He has the answers, that I can find my identity in Him.

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Posted by Emma on October 22, 2009 | Filed under: Character,Daily Thought,Quotes

“To say you are discouraged is to say you are without courage.

Are you truly out of courage?”

A friend wrote this today. It struck me. I often feel discouraged, but I want to be know as a person of courage. When I feel discouraged, I need to find the courage that is in me. Do not become discouraged. Be courageous!

Baby Steps

Posted by Emma on October 21, 2009 | Filed under: Analogies,Christianity

Do you ever feel like you are so far from God, yet you’ve constantly been trying to move toward Him? I know i feel that way quite often. I was encouraged by an analogy I heard recently on that topic.

Consider a baby who is learning to walk. His father stands a few feet from him and calls to him. The baby takes a step toward his father, then another. When he is almost to his father, the father steps back still calling for his son to come to him. The baby keeps coming, the father keeps backing up. It would be easy for the baby to be come discouraged and start thinking his father doesn’t want him, when that is not true. Why this difference in perspectives? Because the baby and the father have different goals. The baby’s goal is to get to daddy. The father’s goal is to help his son walk.

So it can be with us. We want to get to our Daddy, God. God wants us to “walk” to grow strong in faith. If we reached God the first time we pursued Him our faith would not be too strong, but as we keep pursuing Him, constantly moving toward Him, our faith becomes strong.

Keep seeking God, stepping closer to Him. If it seems that you are back at ground zero, remember that He loves you, He is your Abba, your Daddy. He wants you to become strong in faith. He wants you to walk.

God is in Control!

Posted by Emma on October 14, 2009 | Filed under: Christianity,Friendship

God is in control!

What a wonderful fact that is! It gives me confidence, strength and the will power to keep going. When you are living in the center of God’s will, letting Him control your life, you have an assurance that you can have no where else. It is wonderful and freeing.

I started thinking about living in God’s will and the fact that He is in control, yesterday when my best friend and I parted ways after spending a month together. I am very grateful to God for that month and was very sad to see if come to an end. However, I know that she is living in the center of God’s will and that it was His will that we part (in body) for the time being. That is a very comforting thought. I cannot complain if God does something. I do not have to worry about her, God is in control. He will bring us together again in due time. Although I miss her terribly, I am comforted by the knowledge that she is where God wants her and I am where God wants me. It is reassure to know.

Living in the center of God’s will is wonderful. I have confidence and strength in His will that could not have outside of it. It is really nice to know that God is in control of my life and that of my best friend. Are you in the center of God’s will? Does your best friend have the comfort of knowing that He is guiding your life? Let God be in control! It is will worth it!

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