Monday, August 15, 2011

Lessons learned in 2+ years of living in Transition

If you've not heard or read our story you can find part one HERE.

Here we go, 
Lessons Learned in 2+ Years of Living in Transition:
These are in no particular order.  Most of these things I would say I "knew" prior to these past two years because I read them in the Bible but I can now say that I "experientially" know them.  There is a BIG difference.  Be encouraged today.
  • God is good and has a good plan for you.
  • Stretching hurts... but is good for your mind, body and soul.
  • Everything God does is PURPOSEFUL.  He does NOTHING haphazardly. 
  • Weeping may last for the night (or two or three or four!) but joy DOES come--even if it is not as soon as you might want.
  • If you truly give your whole self to Jesus, He will lead you into places you had never imagined possible.
  • The Lord will never give you any more than you can handle (even if you feel differently).
  • If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS.
  • You want adventure?  Jesus has one for you.
  • When you step out in faith, onto what seems like thin air, God comes in all His fullness and provides a firm place to walk on.
  • Jesus TRULY IS close to the brokenhearted.
  • It is ok to cry.  A lot even.  :)
  • God DOES hear our cries.
  • God makes ALL things work together for my good.
  • Staying in the presence of God as much as possible is KEY.  Otherwise, fear, doubt, and unbelief can easily creep in (not to mention all sorts of other ugly sin!).
  • Our Lord is kind and tender and he deals with us COMPASSIONATELY.
  • When God's timing is right, His provision comes.  Not any sooner or later.
  • If God has given you a promise, pray for it and keep praying.  Knock and keep knocking, He WILL answer and bring that promise to fruition in His time--so don't give up!
  • If you lack wisdom or faith, ask God to give you all you need.  He will.
  • If you struggle with unbelief, ask God to help you in your unbelief.  He will.  
  • God is more faithful to us than we can imagine.
  • God knows us better than we know ourselves.  Spend some good quality time with Him, He always has good & encouraging things to say to you.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you were encouraged today.
Janice :)