As spoken by my dad...even though the struggles and problems I may face in this life might seem important at the time, in 80 billion years, when I'm in Heaven worshiping our awesome God, it won't matter one single bit.
Alright so like many of you know, my brother Jacob and his wife, Becca, are expecting! The glorious due date is on March 9th....I think. BUT!....today is a very important day because she is 20 weeks and which, if you don't know, is the official point where a person is able to see what the baby's gender is going to be. At 2:30p.m. they are going in for the appointment and are having an ultra-sound done. Of course you know the choices are...
( and yes I will be buying them a big bow like this if they have a girl )
A BOY :)
We all have thought from very early on that it was going to be a boy, but today we will know for sure. Don't get mad, though, if I don't let you guys know right away. Cause I don't want to intrude on Jacob and Becca spilling their happy news to everyone.....but I will let you know eventually :)
Oh how that title is so true. The phrase "patience is a virtue" immediately comes to mind. Patience is just not an easy thing to grasp and live out. It's something that we all struggle with at some point in our lives. I, for one, would consider myself the most impatient individual of all. Even though the Lord is teaching me, through different situations, to be more patient, IT'S STILL TOUGH! It can get so bad to the point that I, instead of waiting on the Lord to work, try and fix things or make things happen by myself. Of course this either makes the situation worse or completely ruins everything. Its quite horrible...ha!
So...I was doing some research and found this article that John Piper wrote.. http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/warfields-supernatural-patience ....God works in such mysterious ways. It is such a fight of faith to just take a step back ..analyze a situation...and calmly say, "God I know you have a plan for this, and I'm going to patiently wait on you."... (Psalm 37:7; 40:1)... This is especially hard today when society is pushing for individuals to "have it all figured out" and to know what their future is going to hold for them. The answer might seem too simple, but it's the only answer that there is: pray and trust in the Lord. Trust that He is a sovereign God and that everything that happens is in His plan and is for a purpose... To glorify Himself. Oh ladies and gentleman, I'm preaching to myself. I have to constantly remind myself of this truth EVERYDAY!
So fight this battle with me ... seeking God in not only prayer but by reading His word.
James 1: 2-4 .."Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith prouduces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."
Hi! First of all my name is Belle (obviously not my real name). I'm 18 years old and a freshman in college. I'm currently attending a community and living at home with my parents...but plan on transfering to a Christian school down in Kentucky, but I'll go into more detail about that later :) ....So to be honest, I really got the idea of having a blog from a lot of my friends and family that have their owns blogs. I also love to write, so the idea of being able to share my thoughts and feelings with others sounded like an awesome idea!
So.......this is my blog! A lot of what I write on here is going to be what God is teaching me as I go through this crazy life. General things...more personal and "deeper level" topics...but also just funny, crazy randomness! I hope you enjoy reading :)