This week I’m praising God for:
1). My general feeling toward life and eternity is something along the lines of “Lord, come quickly because life down here is hard and unpleasant” until this week. In the words of a friend, I am surrounded by people with broken hearts and no regard for truth. This week I have found myself saying, “Lord, I want You to come back, but not yet. Too many people I love don’t know you.” Praise God for perspective. It keeps me from whittling my time away on unnecessary pursuits.
2). My new student who is wide open to learning the truth of God. I’m still pinching myself at the opportunity to speak openly to her about my love for Jesus. This is why we are here, our reason for living.
3). “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:7).
4). Being able to join forces with another believer in solidarity for a friend who’s going through a horrible situation. Satan is fighting a losing battle and will find he is no match for the power of God or His people.
5). The Church- despite its many flaws, God still uses it as a built-in support system and place of refuge for His people.
6). The upcoming Christmas break. My husband and kids are tired and need a break.
7). A quiet Friday night with nothing that has to be done.