Phillipians 4:13 ~ I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
John 15:5 ~ I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing .
I was shy when I was a child. When in kindergarten my "security blanket" so to speak was to hang on to my teacher's dress. From 1st grade to 3rd grade I cried (at least) the first day of each school year. I have memories of struggling some in 1st grade with not wanting to be at school. My Mom tells the story of repeatedly taking me to doctor because I complained of my stomach hurting. After 1st grade I don't remember not liking school, but I do remember feeling more secure when I was at home. I can't deny there were also times when it was more "interesting" to be at home, rather than school.
Today, I feel secure because of Christ. I have come to realize that security and contentment is a choice. True joy is not the result of having everything I want but of gratefully receiving exactly what God has given me. The enemy robs many of us of joy by getting us to live in that foolish realm of "if only..." If we are not secure and content with what we have, we will not be content with what we think we want.
The deepest needs and longings of our hearts can only be filled by God Himself.
Without Christ, I am NOTHING. He strengthens me daily.
I would ask that you pray for my search for a job. I have several things that I'm looking into and working on. Jan has also started her new treatment. Please pray for great results with minimal to side effects.
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