hooray! thanking the Lord for the little blessings today, like internet! that's right. after a couple months without, we finally have internet again. :) i have been learning lots over the last few weeks (hmmm, maybe something to do with the fact i haven't been on the computer at all...) and can't wait to share many things with you. but it's 4:53pm on tuesday. so it will have to wait for a time not so close to supper on a non-Bible study day (we have EDGE Bible study on tuesdays. if anyone is interested in coming, let me know and i'll fill you in on the details.)
just a couple quick things for now...
ever had someone say, "oh, don't pray for patience, or God will give you a reason to need it! hahaha!" ??? i politely, and firmly, disagree! i don't think praying for patience will result in trials. That's like saying praying for good health will result in you getting sick. it's just silly. our God doesn't work that way. No, we pray for patience when we are already in need of it. and by asking God, He more quickly convicts us. it's not that the trial thickens. your eyes are simply opened to when you need to apply the patience He readily gives out.
contentment is not the absence of desire, but joy in the current, and a willingness to conform any hopes and dreams you have to the desire & will of the Lord God.
"House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the Lord."
"Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
~May we always be drawing near, daily coming to God in prayer & listening to His Word. Then, when we reach that time of need, we will already be equipted with the wisdom and the grace to handle it in the most God glorifying way.