I have had a lot of time to think lately about the new adventure that my family is about to begin as we move back to Corpus soon, and I truly feel that too much thinking can be a dangerous thing. When we allow thoughts that are simply thoughts and not truth to come into play, we can find ourselves feeling anxious, afraid, and even depressed. Because I will be going to the same town(it's a big town thankfully), but an entirely different church, I can already feel some friction. We are all part of one body of Christ, but I know that there will be hurt feelings, awkward moments and just plain confussion by some. I know this because I've already experienced some of it. God gave me this scripture a couple of months ago, and I am clinging to it. "He who trusts in the Lord, will never be put to shame."
Here are my top thankfuls for this week:
1. I am thankful and proud of my husband and the way he has followed God this past year and a half, and even if things are not in our understanding, God DOES have a plan and that is what Skip is trying to follow.
2. I am thankful to my friend Liana who has always reminded me of Philippians 4:8, not that I would ever forget. "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things."
3. I am thankful for the friends I'm leaving behind at Parkway who have been nothing but supportive of our leaving. They love us -PERIOD. Especially, Bard and Mollie!
4. I am thankful for my sweet group of friends who call and email me every week to say that they can't wait for me to move back. Coffee dates, and get togethers will be a must!
I want to encourage each of you today to look past the lies and the hurts that Satan wants you to believe, and just trust Christ and His Word. That is what I will choose today!
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