Wednesday, January 15, 2014

What's So Impressive About That? By Hillary-Beth

What's So Impressive About That?

By Hillary-Beth Koenig

I had a conversation last semester that inspired me.

A girl shared a story about what God had done in her life, and I commented on how impressive that was. She was like, What's so impressive about that?

It got me thinking...
sometimes, we don't recognize His work for as awesome as it is. Or celebrate it enough. Or thank Him enough.

See, she had shared her favorite verse, because I randomly sent out a verse as a text for an encouragement. Her verse was:

Romans 14:8
If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

She started to share her story, but first she said, This story..."it's not a good one." At that, I couldn't help but mention Romans 8:8-9, which tells us how God sues all things for his good, to make us more like Christ.

Some pretty bad things had happened, things that caused her to wonder where she belonged. But God taught her that even if she didn't belong anywhere on earth she belonged to him, and that's all that mattered.

It's amazing the way God gets our attention, and speaks truth to us in hard moments.


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