New Life

April 3, 2010

This is the first time in all my teaching years that I have not used jelly beans in my activities during Easter week.  However, eggs have been the focus and their meaning specifically being a representation of new life.  I have been reminded that my old life is past and I am a new creation all because of Jesus.  This just so happened during a time just when I had thought I had given all of my heart to God and asked Him to test me and reveal any areas that I was holding on to.  Oh, how it hurts so bad when He showed me that part of my heart that I thought was healed from any pain and had given it all to Him when really I was not only holding on to it but being in complete control over the pain and circumstance.  Another layer of the onion has been revealed and pulled off and oh how it hurts.  I am reminding myself that His word holds true even while being conformed into the image of Jesus and the renewing of my mind!  I am so thankful that this is during the season of the special story of Forgiveness on the cross and that all things work for good to those who love God and are called according to HIS purpose.

As far as the last 6 weeks of complete busyness, I have completed 3 papers and 2 projects and only one more graduate class to go through for this year.  My sister, Lisa was able to visit me during Spring Break and it was a good time even though I was suffering with a sinus infection that has been on going for the last few months.  Please pray for complete healing and deliverance for this.  I also had to book my summer plans and it looks like I will be home all summer for some R and R.  Ten more weeks to go.  Hopefully I will get to see some of you who have persevered in prayer with and for me.  May God pour out his Spirit on you in the last days as His word says.  Thanks for your prayers and support!  Happy Easter!