Monday, March 8, 2010

3 years

It has been 3 long years, but I thank God for every minute.
Some days move right along, and it doesn't seem like too much in my life has changed. Other days (the ones you can all relate to) just drag on and on, when everything that could happen does, and the glaring defects of this sin fallen world are painfully obvious. The latter type I would argue are in fact far more beneficial for mental, emotional, and spiritual growth.
I am going to try to create a word picture. If you light a candle and let it burn in your house; no surprise, it will most likely stay lit without problem. But if you take that candle outside on a windy day, then it doesn't stand much chance of staying lit. You could, however, build a fire big enough to withstand the wind. Think of yourself as the flame in my example. Two things to remember: 1st You can be preparing for the winds that will come in your life by continually "building up your flame" through Jesus Christ, and 2nd sometimes you won't know how much you needed to prepare, and then you will instead face the need to respond, and the only acceptable response has to be that Christ is all I need; Blessed be the name of the Lord.