20.10.08

Six Lessons

Kaysie tagged me to share six things I've learned this year. These are not necessarily new things, but rather lessons that God has brought - and is still bringing - into sharper focus.

1. God is sovereign. Even when I can't understand why some things happen and others don't, the Creator of the Universe is at work in ways I can't comprehend, and His plan is perfect.

2. Grace is amazing. I am not perfect, and never will be in this life, but I can rest in the fact that God sees the righteousness of Christ when He looks at me. I'm accepted.

3. Joy can be found even in trials. The key is to keep my focus on Jesus. Trials are designed for my sanctification, not my destruction.

4. More honesty and less pride equals a better friendship.

5. Scripture memory is important... and nothing highlights my lack of discipline better than that. (You're more than welcome to pray for me in this area!)

6. Believing God - really believing - involves action, not just mental consent. But the action needs to be done relying on God's power.

God knows that there is still much reviewing of these lessons needed in my life. : )

5 comments:

Penn Tomassetti said...

Hi Stephanie,
This is actually one tagging thing I wouldn't mind doing. I really liked reading these six lessons you learned, thanks for sharing them. :)

"3. Joy can be found even in trials. The key is to keep my focus on Jesus. Trials are designed for my sanctification, not my destruction."
You are sooooo right about this!!

ladyakofa said...

Responded to your tag, Stephanie! It was good for tracking what God has been doing in my life this year and what I've been learning through them.
~Thanks!~

Noelle said...

Fun! :) I did this one too (I was tagged by Jasmine from Joyfully Home)

Rita Martinez said...

#5: duly noted Steph :) it is very important I carry some verses written down on
#6: "involves action, not just mental consent." We should be taught this more often along with the book of 1 John.
Thanks for tagging me Stephanie :D

Edie said...

Hi Stephanie! I'm so sorry I've been playing catch up all week and almost passed this by. I will definetley be playing but may not be til next week. These require a little thought. The best kind! Thanks for tagging me on this!