Monday, February 25, 2008
I am so proud to be part of this group. I never forward anything, but after being part of this group, I am sharing it with every one I can think of. My excitement does not originate from our great plan. It is rather ordinary. It doesn't originate from the quality of the people. Though they are wonderful, they would be quick to admit their ordinariness. It's not because the blog looks sharp or my picture is so attractive. (Though my wife does look beautiful). It is because I believe that this experiment will create amazing things due to the fact that we are intentionally seeking God daily. Our consistency though is not the main key. We have failed and will fail. Our perseverance will be the key. Even when I forget to engage in Ceaseless Prayer for hours, the fact that it is brought to my attention leads me to engage in it again. Guilt is a great thing if it leads you back to where you need to be.(It is when it becomes your master that it begins to ruin your life). Even when I get tired of journaling or I have to repeat our morning prayer because I just said it, but it meant nothing to me, I will keep after it. There will be times in this experiment when I will feel like nothing is being accomplished and me quitting won't make any difference. I say to myself: "Welcome to the experience of every great man and woman of faith." The things that made a difference in their lives is that they wouldn't quit trusting in our Father, Jehovah God. They waited for decades for promises to be fulfilled and they wouldn't give up. We must choose to stand with them for the sake of this generation and the ones to come. Just remember - If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power with us.(2 Corinthians 4:7-Message) We don't want anybody else to be confused...and I have to be reminded so I don't get confused myself - It is all about Him and us allowing ourselves to be used by Him.
BTW - Today is the one day anniversary of my 13th year anniversary(hence my non-blue picture) - What I've learned: Marry someone who loves God infinitely more than they love you. Then you can spend your marriage reaping what true agape love can bring. I look back on our wedding day and wonder, by point of comparison, if I even loved my wife because our love is so much deeper now. God has been so faithful. Grew us through very difficult times. My life is so rich right now I cannot even express it. I could go on and on about her, but the greatest complement she would want is why I could go on and on about her: she truly seeks to reflect her Father and He is faithful to shine through her. Therefore, she is beyond-words beautiful. Praise be to God!