Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you WILL perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"



Sunday, November 26, 2006

Standing on the edge...

I am reading "Living Fearlessly" by Sheila Walsh. I am only two chapters into the book and I am already wanting to quote passages from the book. This is a paragraph from the book that could have come from my heart. "I would not have chosen this path, but I cannot deny that walking it has changed me profoundly. There is something wonderful here, the edges of which I am still just scarcely scratching. There is a whole way of living that is so freeing, but I am still standing on the edge barely glimpsing it. I think I want to totally abandon myself to God, to take that leap of faith, but I'm still standing. Perhaps you are too." She goes on to list reasons why we might be holding back on saying "YES" to God. I believe that each day that I seek God, I come a little closer to taking that leap. To holding out my hands and letting go of what I am trying desperately to hold onto, and taking God by my now empty hands and following him in to the unknown. In Sunday School this morning, we discussed living by faith and not by sight. As people, we operate based on things that we can see, but God wants us to live in light of eternity, by faith. If I can live my life in light of eternity, then it is easy to give up those things that I hold onto, those things that are slipping out of my grasp anyway, and allow God to do His work in His Time. Ecclesiastes 3: 11 He hath made every thing beautiful in His time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought of you throughout the entire Sunday school lesson and then again during Pastor's sermon. It all seemed to be hitting so close to home. We continue to pray for you and your family. Hang in there Sandy, there are beautiful things to come.

Samantha

Sandy said...

Thanks Samantha, your notes and encouragements have meant alot!

brittany said...

That was one awesome SS lesson, wasn't it? I told Steph, that the verses she shared were perfect. We should have just had an invitation right then. It's hard to let go and let God sometimes. I think that's why sometimes He has to force us to. I can't wait for the "All things beautiful" part to come.