Wednesday, May 8, 2013

7 Days Left!!

In 7 days (8 if you count today...but who does that!?) we will close out yet another school year...wow, I cannot believe how quickly this time is slipping by!

When I reflect on the past year, it has been a crazy one, full of adventure, heart ache, love, disappointments, disillusionment, and joy.  Amazing how we - especially women - can fly through so many emotions, because some of those happened within hours of each other!

As we approach the summer of 2013, I am going to try my absolute best not to rush through life each day, but to take the time to reflect on what God is trying to show me in each moment.  There is a reason for it all, you know.  We aren't supposed to just sit here and make ourselves comfortable then perish.  He has a purpose for us all.  Eston, a boy we sponsor from Kenya, Africa told me that the other day in his letter to us.

He told me that he is looking forward to getting letters (either online or through the mail) from not only us, but the kids.  He is always  sharing his current memory verses with us, and it has been amazing over the last few years to see his growth.  Not only in schooling, but his writing to us and in his love for the Lord!

Oh, and with my memory verse...I am still working on it!  So far, here's where I am (consistently):

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.  I pray that the eyes of your heart would be opened so you may know what is the hope and calling of His will for your life, what is His incredible inheritance for those who love him.  To know His immeasurable greatness of His power; and the working of His vast strength.....
I know, I know...still a ways to go...and those middle and last parts are still not quite right.  I am striving for the understanding of these verses, not merely knowing the words.  As I process through learning a verse, the first thing I do is try to connect it with my heart.  Then the words begin to make more sense so that the understanding of it flows.

I pray you have a very blessed day!

Jennifer 

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