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"Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man's power ends."   --George Mueller

Waiting.

When push comes to shove, a lot of our life is spent waiting. Waiting for the next step. Waiting for the next breakthrough. Waiting for answers.

Waiting isn't the easiest action. In fact, it seems like the opposite of action; we feel helpless and out of control. We want God to intervene in our situation--the sooner the better. I know my deepest desire is to depend on something--someone--greater than myself; yet, when I am put in the situation of having to wait, I long to have control over the situation.

My earliest experience with having to wait was when I ordered my first CD online. I wanted that Scott Krippayne CD so badly. My 3rd grade self could not process the idea that shipping took multiple days, and I had to wait on UPS to do their job so I could listen to my new tunes. I checked the mail frequently to no avail. Yet, after those 5-7 business days, my package came. I appreciated my CD all the more because it had taken time to arrive.

Flash forward to today, I deal with wait…

Remembering.

March 28. 6 years ago. Not exactly a date I enjoy remembering. There was a lot of pain, a lot of heartache, a lot I didn't understand. But there was a purpose--a deep purpose I did not understand as I sat on my living room couch that night crying into my blanket. I wanted an answer, but the answer was, "You'll see."

It's not the wish of every 12-year-old that their life be suddenly turned upside down by tragedy, by the loss of their big sister. However, this happened to me. And I had to deal with the grief of it--sorting through the memories with her, knowing I wouldn't have any new ones to make with her on earth. I had to somehow develop beyond my young mind, to process the hugeness and reality of such a situation. I had to grow up quicker and experience emotions I had never felt before. I had to rely on others--their comforting hugs and prayers helped me more than I could ever imagine. I had to fully rely on God. I needed Him to help me sleep at night, to d…
God, may I have a heart of worship--one that seeks only You. One who seeks what I can do for You to further Your Kingdom, exalt Your Name, and spread Your perfect love. May I not be drawn to notability, but rather have a humble heart. May I want You more today than yesterday. More tomorrow than today. May my love for You ever increase and my faith in You grow exponentially. May I go Your way all my days. May I shine like the stars and quench out darkness. May my heart be soft, my prayers pure, and my purpose found solely in You.

I'm Coming Your Way.

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Winter Retreat 2012.

I truly went into Winter Retreat this past weekend with little to no expectations. I found myself bogged down with homework, college planning, and ultimate busyness. Too much busyness. God knew that He needed to still my heart this weekend. And He did just that. He calmed my fears, my worries, my uncertainties. Sure, I may not be exactly certain about where He is going to place me for the college years; but I am certain about His purpose for me, His everyday calling. He wants me (and all of us) to seek Him with all we have everyday of our lives. He wants to fill us up so He can pour us out--our lives a sweet fragrance to those around us. God requires faith of us, and our faith is stretched and increased by our obedience to Him. He stretches our faith as we open up to opportunities He presents us with every day if we are open to them. He increases our faith as we witness the small things He does through us that result in greater and greater things. He longs for us to exercise our spiri…

Perfect Peace.

"For God is not a God of confusion but of peace." --1 Corinthians 14:33a

This is EXACTLY what I needed to read today. Thank you, Lord, for reassuring me of who You are.

Stay Amazed.

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Chosen.

1 Peter 2:9b-10

"...for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 'Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.'"

God can use our testimonies--what He has done through us--in order to show His goodness to others. We are His--royal, important, beautiful.