Monday, October 24, 2011

Some things I've learned:

1. "His Word does not return void"
     -This is amazing to see, that even when I'm not doing it with the right intentions, God can still bless
       someone through me.
2. "All things work together for good"
     -The idea that bad can be good, I can't conceptualize it. But just knowing that this is the case is more  
      consuming than anything else.
3. "Pride goeth before destruction"
     -I don't respond to correction very well, I have a pride problem...obviously, but it's definitely
      something I've been working on.

So there are some of the things that I learned on Sunday while sitting on the back porch steps. I feel like those steps are a place of discovery for me incredible often. It's a place where I constantly get caught up in the mercies of God, while waiting for Sunday School to get out. It's my place of revelation, conversation, and praise; a place where I can meet God.

Philippians 1:21-26:
21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 23 I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, 26so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again. 

God is pretty great.