that I am always ready with welcome
for Your surprise visits to my life." B.J. Hoff
Well, dear friends....This blog began in 2010 as a way for me to journal whatever it was that God would give me to share, and really I had no idea that anyone would become a follower besides my parents--(Hi Mom and Dad!)
This has been an online journal of lessons He's been teaching me along my way. To know that He has allowed you to join in and even receive a blessing from these lessons is so overwhelming that I can not even begin to grasp it. :) He has proven Himself, over and over, and surely He will continue to do so. Amen? Amen!
First of all. . .God is faithful. Am I faithful?
I look back and see so many times my faith has been tested, and I suspect even wavered, in the midst of the storms.
|Instead of faith-ful, I was faith-less. |
Instead of fear-less, I was fear-ful.
- The main thing I was concerned about was: What is God's purpose for my life? How can He make a difference through my life while I'm on this earth?
- The other thing I most frantically tried to find answers for was: How will I arrive "at that special outcome" that He has planned for me?
So...I said all that to say this. I went back to school last fall. Exactly one year ago I was wondering why in the world He would lead me to go back to school. (fear made me doubt everything!) I went through the required classes so I could apply for the ultrasound program this past May. There were 140 applicants, and they only accept 16 students each year.
Today I found out that I was accepted! As the Lord has opened the door for me to pursue a field that I never dreamed would be possible for me ~ or something He would even have me to do in the first place based on how He's equipped me "musically" ~ I just wonder what does He have in store? I "thought" He would have me share His music. And yes, He has opened doors, and continues to receive glory musically. . .but there is someone He wants to reach in this field ~ someone that can only be reached if I go through that door, in His power and in His might, and for His glory. The "ultra-sound" will be the sound of His good news being shared. :) And as He teaches me how to look in to the depths of the human body and understand His creation, may He open my eyes to even more depths of His wisdom!
So, instead of worrying about how life is about to change dramatically for me and my family, I'll just rest in the fact that God has opened a door, and He wants me to keep my grasp firmly in His, and step through it. I do believe that is G R O W T H. :o)
Giving God the
Override my ideas while I'm
Trusting Him to
Have His way
That's what "GROWTH" means for me today.
Oh Father, Thank You for allowing me to make it through this past year and for teaching me so many valuable lessons, not just in the classroom, but in the school of LIFE. Like I told my dear Grandmother tonight, "This past year has been so rough. . .but maybe God is using the rough times to be like sandpaper and smooth out the rough edges in my life.". . .please smooth out the rough edges in me. And oh, there's a plenty!! I'll not worry about tomorrow, but just take each day as it comes, for You've promised grace only for each day. Please use me somehow, for Your glory, even as You lead me to a new path. Strengthen and encourage not just me, but also my dear friends who may be entering a new path that is unfamiliar territory. Thank You for Your longsuffering with me. I'd have given up on me a long time ago, Father! Thank You for not only rescuing us in our present time of need but also consistently rescuing us each time we call out to You.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.