Sunday, October 26, 2008

Thanks for your patience

As you know, postings have not happened here for awhile and were scarse a few months before my last post. Thank you for hanging in there with me. My sister and Steve S. have told me that they want something different than Pinky's Pizza.

God has been doing a good work in my heart and life over the last 4 months. He has been refining my faith, testing areas in my life that need improvement, pushing me to trust Him more with each passing day and faithfully loving me along the way. The desire to post has been there but honestly, my heart was divided with all the emotions that have been going on inside of me. Most of these emotions have needed to be between my sovereign God and myself. Let me assure you that you don't need to be concerned for me but praise the LORD for making this child more into the image of Christ my Savior. I am reminded of James 1:2-4 and Romans 5:1-5

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance
have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in
nothing.

Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by
faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of
God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that
tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance proven character; and
proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God
has been pured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to
us.
My prayer is that would continue to refine me and that I would be able to say that I consider my trials as pure joy, that I would exult in them, that I would have peace with God and that I would have great hope that does not disappoint.

2 comments:

Steve Scott said...

I take full responsibility!

Cherie (Baker) Vann said...

ummmm... you need to email me and explain :)