Friday, September 23, 2005

It's all about trust baby! :^D
ok, ok, so today was a good day. well they are all good days. Just some are harder than others. but today, man God was really teaching me trust. it was like when you go to camp and you play all of those trust games with your group. Only i was playing with God. well... you get what i mean. :D God taught me today to trust Him even with the smallest of issues, and dang does he come through! He is so good. And the thing is it wasn't that i deserved for Him to come through for me but that He deserved the glory in it. He teaches me something new everyday and I praise Him for that.
I hope that you are all doing so great!!
PS> if you need prayer for anything, please don't hesitate to let me know!!

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14)

Thursday, September 22, 2005

God is so good!
Moody, Translation, class, and transportation.
ok so today i got up at around 4:oo Am and i was having a really hard time sleeping, my mind was racing trying to figure out how i was going to get my transcrips from Cornerstone to Moody. I knew that God was the only way that anything was going to get accomplished today, especially because i was really tired. I was feeling somewhat discouraged at the fact taht i didn't get everything for my application in on the time that i had hoped, But God reminded me that His will was perfect. I rode into school today with my dad, and we stopped for coffee and pop-tarts! :^) that made my day so much better, not just the fact that we had coffee. :D but that i got to ride in with my dad, he's so great! and then my classes went really well.
Ok and here's where it get's really good... God totally stepped in and slamed me with encouragement and guidance, i went to the regester's office and got my transcrip sent to Moody, and when i went to the Corum to sit and study, there was a WyCliffe Bible Translator's booth set up in the walk way for people to check out, it was simply incredible. God totally did it! (I'm going into Translation :^)) The people at the booth remembered me from a conference i went to last year. and they encouraged me so much! they prayed for me and they just showered me with love. God is so good!!
Thank you for your prayers.
God Bless!!
Christina Lindsey

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Parting is such sweet Sarrow...
My Great Aunt Caroline is heading back to her home in California tomarrow. She's been with us for almost three months now and she's been such an encouragement to me and to my family, it is so hard to see her go home. i really don't want her to go but i know that it is God's will for her to go. she is in her late 80's now and is still very vibrant but is growing very weak. I have had the amazing opportunity to watch her reflect Christ in everything that she is, in her letters to me, in her prayers, and now in her presence. I will miss her greatly but i pray that God would allow us to continue to keep in contact that i might continue to learn from the wisdom that God has given her through her years. I thank God for her, and for the love that she's shown me.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Great pic-nic and Baptism!
The day was so beautiful and everyone was wonderful. It was good to just get out and have fellowship with one another at the lake today and eat, and then see so many young and some older believers go forth in excitement and obedience and get baptised in the lake.for me, it was assurance of faith, to see so many believers. They were encouraging.
today was a good day! i hope that you all are having good days! if anyone needs prayer for anything be sure to let me know! i'll be happy to pray for you!
God Bless!!
Christina Lindsey

1Now faith is a well-grounded assurance of that for which we hope, and a conviction of the reality of things which we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

13But we look forward to what God has promised--a new heaven and a new earth--a place where everything that has God's approval lives. 14Therefore, dear friends, with this to look forward to, make every effort to have him find you at peace, without [spiritual] stains or blemishes. (2 Peter 3:13-14)
wow, that's a power-packed verse! ok, so today was really tough for me. I had class all day and it was really hard for me. I was struggling with not wanting to be there and wanting to do well... and some other stuff. It was an interesting day, to say the least. But at the end of the day, God once again showed me His amazing grace, and was so good to me. He allowed me to speak to good friends, and find joy in just letting the night be in His hands. it was good. He is good. and i know that even though my classes are tough, and i may get really frustrated with them at times, i can rely on God's strenghth and wisdom for help. I'm not alone. A Stinkin' Men right sara ~ :D keep on keepin' on, every one! i hope you all are doing good!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Oh to be 10 again...
Can you just imagine yourself at age 10 maybe you can't, but i'll take you back to a day in my life when i was 10. just for fun, or maybe because i love the simplicity of those days. when i could just sit on the edge of the water and stare out at the wonder of God's creation and be totally content with "my world."
Today was a beautiful day, absolutely perfect weather. The sun was shining the breeze was perfect, the birds were singing, and the air was just the right temperature. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. it just makes me think of how amazing God's creation is. In Genesis God created everthing and it was "good" and i believe that it was. Even though man's sin corrupted the earth and we lost dominion God's creation is still Good! and we are still part of that creation. and God is reaching out to us in love to "hem" us in as Psalm 139 talks about. God wants us to come closer to Him, he wants us to know him better because what son/daughter doesn't want to know and do everything that their father does?
well... thats what i long for to be like the father, for Him to Hem me in, and to let him affect me in a way that i'm not the same. i guess that's what God has been telling me from the very start, from His creation, there's more... Just come.