Thursday, July 24, 2008

Faith Zone Challenge #1

Faith Challenge #1 from Tracie was :

Spend 30 minutes a day in quiet time with God for the next 5 days.

That did not prove hard today. I actually spent about an hour in prayer and reading my Bible. Oh was it an eye opening time. During my prayer time I actually got so worked up that I was sobbing. That hasn't happened in a long time. It was truly precious to me.

During my bible study time my eyes were opened to things I had never noticed before. Verses leapt off the page at me. There were many things to ponder and ponder them I will. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

One verse that stuck out to me was 1 Corinthians 15:19, "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable." WOW! It made me really think about my worldview. If we are only hoping in Christ for things on this earth and making our life here wonderful, then we are to be pitied the most and we are pitiful. We must have a biblical worldview, an eternal perspective. What we need to hope in Christ for are things that have eternal ramifications. Am I doing that? Are you?

Today I had to wrestle with challenge #2. I'll write about that tomorrow. Boy was that one a dousy! And my story to go with it, is just as interesting . I'm almost afraid of what #3 will be. But I'm going to hang in there. Just like Jacob, I'm going to hang on and wrestle with it. I know God blesses us when we have faith. And more than that, it draws us closer to Him, which is what I desire.

Come back tomorrow for Challenge #2 details :-)

3 comments:

Runner Mom said...

Mari, thank you for that scripture. I have skimmed over it before, but I had never looked at it from this perspective. There is So much more than we can imagine..wow!

Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend!
Love ya,
Susan

Amy said...

I need to try this challenge myself.
Bed rest and living with two teenage (messy) boys is trying my patience and I know that is not what God wants me to feel or act like.

Thanks for these encouraging words.

I added you to my blog roll; if that is okay with you?:)

God Bless,
Amy:)

Mari said...

Susan and Amy:

Thank you for stopping by and walking this challenge with me.

Amy I consider it an honor to be on your blog roll :) Thank you so much!

I'll be stopping by to visit y'all later this evening.

Be blessd!

In Christ,
Mari