Wow! What a fantastic week! Ray and Joel did a great job sharing their experiences and trials this week, and I want to thank them for that. Amy and I are heading to meet up with the boys this morning. They just finished up a week of skim boarding camp in Delaware.
The interesting thing about that is that one of them was just not really excited about this at all and was quite nervous about the proposition. It was the whole concept of a new endeavor that had him a little worried. Turns out, or so it seems, he has had a very enjoyable experience. And it was the same for us, this is the first time we had left both boys and gone our own way for YEARS ( maybe FOREVER).
And so it is with our lives. Ray even referred to it yesterday. Sometimes, we feel so comfortable in our own place that its hard to leave that comfort zone and experience new things, or even to challenge our selves to grow. But as Mary Poppins says “a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down” and as our Lord and Savior says ” a mustard seed of faith moves mountains”.
Step out there today. Whether it is forcing yourself to speak to someone, sharing your faith, expressing your thoughts, experiencing something new, or even ordering something different from the menu! Or Maybe you need to let go, as Amy and I did, but in a larger sense and put more of the handling of life’s events in the hands of the Lord. Do it today, step out of your comfort zone and see where you get taken.
8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 (New International Version)