Glance Back to Brag On God Friday
A couple of sweet girs I disciple are freshman in college. The first and second week on campus they were discouraged because they didn't feel deeply connected to other believers yet. I thought it was so cute. From the outside it was so clear that deepness takes time. But for them, in the midst of the emotion two weeks felt like forever and they were ready to know and be known.
But then God showed me I am doing the same thing. As I pray for direction and long for effectiveness in showing God to be Great with this blog I am wanting what takes time to be now. I love how God puts truth spoken right in front of you right when you need it. So reading Pileofsmiles and Beneaththesurface in light of what I am learning was a neat encouragement.
I was driven to my knees by Jeremiah2911. She has an abortion ticker on her site which counted hundreds of babies being killed while I read her post. It really helped put in to perspective how huge of an issue/problem abortion right now. Oh Lord save! Please show me what to do.
I am giving a talk on Tuesday on David for a series called EPIC FAIL-God's bigger than failure. I have been thinking a lot about David and thinking through the many reasons God wanted to expose the failures of David to the entire literate Christian world. I've been amazed at how God plowed His beautiful redemption right through David's huge mistake with Bathsheba by bringing Jesus through the very relationship that was a reminder of failure. So like God! Tcsokosblog was super engaging (since I am terrified of sharks) and so relevant for what I have been rolling around in my head.
Oh Lord, I just love how You interweave thoughts, lives and truths. I love how big You are and how Your not limited by time or space. Thank you for using all these sweet ladies in my life this week. Would You encourage and inspire them to keep persevering in making You known and showing You to be great.
Look forward to having you link up tomorrow.