Also, I have been neglecting my memory verse project for the year! I am still working on the last one but it is now in my iPhone and that will make it much easier to remember. We went to church last night and I was praying all day that the Lord would give me a verse to memorize that had meaning for this time in my life. Last night Pastor Caleb shared a great message and it included this verse:
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke uponyou and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30
Such a great verse. I think that sometimes I grow weary in thinking about how dreams, goals, etc. will ever be fulfilled. That isn't for me to worry about. I fully believe that the Lord does not intend for us to go through this life stressed out. In fact, I believe as Christians that we are called to be different and set apart in this world. We live in a culture that strives on busyness and stress. I heard a message once that stayed with me forever.....let's set ourselves apart by NOT worrying and NOT stressing. Had I not married my husband, I think I *might* have turned out to be a rather high strung person. Brett totally mellowed me out and for that I am grateful. I long to be the kind of woman, wife and mother that doesn't burden my friends and family with my stresses or worries. I think it is so refreshing to be around people that truly trust in the Lord and don't let the cares of this world weigh them down. Worry, in a sense, is like a slap in the face to the Lord. It's like saying He isn't big enough for our problems. I don't want to be like that.
I was working on my Bible Study last night and came across this statement....
"Faith is like a muscle, it grows with use and atrophies if it is not used. Faith is not a feeling, it is an often made choice- it is the decision to take God at His word and place more value on what He says than how things look from where we sit."
Faith is like a muscle....interesting to think about. :)