Monday, August 19, 2013

ANYTHING

The last 8 weeks, Good Morning Girls has been studying the book "Anything" by Jennie Allen.  I was a bit skeptical of doing a "book" study because I've been thoroughly enjoying going verse by verse through different books of the Bible.  But, our fearless leader of Good Morning Girls has read the book and challenged us, her group leaders to do the same and do the study.  Wow what a challenge!

The one thing that hit me the most in the book was the fact that God can take something that to us seems "bad" and make good out of it. Wow. I look back over my life and I know this to be true but it's still something difficult to grasp for the future.

A lot of people would like for you to believe that when you become a Christian life is all roses and candy. It's NOT.  Living a life following Christ can be lonely. Especially in this world we live in now. Sin, temptation, trying to keep your testimony and show others the love of Christ can prove difficult.  When we live for Christ, the evil one gets mad. That's when the attacks come. That's when the skepticism comes in our friends. When we are under attack from the evil one, life isn't easy. It is hard. VERY HARD. 

I once had a preacher tell me that if you think you are living for Christ and aren't under attack then you are mistaken. 

I'm really looking forward to the next study, picking up in Luke 17.  I know the attacks are coming.  But my God is much bigger than that!  Thank you Lord for loving me enough to send Your Son to die for me. Thank you for forgiving me even when I'm not acting like you want me to act.  And thank you for the family that I have been blessed with...all of them!

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