This small event, started all the wheels turning. I am so desperate to know what God is up to in our lives, what are His plans? I wonder, why does Nick feel so called to full time ministry...yet he is a part time pastor, essentially having to plant a church, with a small group of folks who couldn't be any more different than us? He is doing all of this while working full time and attending school full time. I wonder why some men get to become successful pastors and never attend seminary...yet Nick was called to a 90 hour masters program. I wonder why it feels like we are always swimming upstream? And as I question, I realize my faith is so small, I realize I am not trusting in God's perfect timing and perfect plan. So, this evening when I got home, I was reading through my devotional, and Luci Swindoll gave a great top ten list of things to work on (see below). This list sort of slaps me in the face, which I not only appreciate, but I also need. XO
1. Be content with what you have.
2. Stop Comparing.
3. Count your blessings.
4. Quit personalizing every comment.
5. Maintain a servant spirit.
6. Do the unexpected for a loved one.
7. Keep a heart of gratitude.
8. Don't be negative.
9. Respect yourself.
10. Take God at His word.
|This is the life...|