Friday, September 15, 2006

Breathing Deeper

"Therefore, since we are reeciving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. For our God is a consuming fire." - Hebrews 12: 28-29
I can't express how long and restless this week was. I feel like, at times, i was wirling around in twenty different directions. Life is busy, but that doesn't make me want to quit. I've learned alot in these last few weeks. With starting a new job, starting school again and trying to live all at the same time; i've learned one word well, Breathe.
Throughout the week I see people of many different backgrounds, children who's homes were broken, lives that need patience and a new perspective and I struggle with seeing those things because i want to fix them. I want to be the mother to the motherless child, i want to teach the woman who's life is overwhelming to put her hope and trust in Christ, I want to put smiles on the faces of the college kids who look like their hearts have been pulled in too many different directions. Though i cannot be all of these things to everyone i know the one who can be and my heart says let Him be those things to them. I cannot be all things to all people and God doesn't expect that of me. What He does expect is for me to allow him to use me where He wants and be a tool for doing His will. So often i have to remind myself that it's not "My Will...," it's God's Will and His is good. What a privilege it is to be used by God Almighty to complete the tasks that He desires.
So i end and remind myself, and you, to breathe deep and know that "The Lord is my helper; i will not be afraid. What can man do to me? "-Psalm 118:6,7

Friday, September 01, 2006

Went to school the other day for a small orientation for my telecourse. Don't know how that will go but it seems pretty simple. My teacher was nice so i think that if i have any questions i won't really have a problem being able to find some help. I'm looking forward to school starting. Now that i'm pretty settled into my job at the bookstore i'm ready for a more steady schedual. Looks like i'll work 4 days a week and go to school MWF and Thursday night.
There is a new ministry starting at church called the "A-Team" which basically means that we help new people at our church feel welcomed and help them get connected with other people their age, a Home fellowship group and anything else they may want to be involved in. I think it's a really great ministry. We are always getting new people at church and it would be great to place a name with a face and help them get connected with our church community and all that goes on there!
This week i'm really missing camp and the atmosphere there. Campers bustling around and songs being sung everywhere. Charlie in the kitchen cookin' up some of his famous stir-fry, Brenda zooming around on the golf-cart with Sam in her lap and josh not far from it, Nurse Amy straightening up her clinic and getting all the homesick campers settled and comfortable. I miss it all...

Sleep well my friends, God Bless!
-Christina Lindsey