Last night, President Bush addressed our country with his State of the Union Address. He started off by welcoming Nancy Pelosi to be the first ever female Speaker of the House. I’m sure that wasn’t an easy smile for either of them!
I have always been a Bush fan and continue to be. Even more now that my brother is on the ground with the ARMY in Iraq. Bush is his Commander-In-Chief and I offer only prayers and support. Everyone has different opinions concerning the war we are in and I will not attempt to “go there” in this blog.
Bush made one statement that really grabbed my attention. He said “this isn’t the war we entered, but it’s the war we are in”. Wow! What a powerful truth.
We have been walking together through “Grace” in chapel this month. During my quiet time this morning, I was reminded again that even though the path we are on might not be we one we would have chosen, it’s still the path we are on. What am I doing on my path?
I have had the privilege of getting to know 3 people this year who have really challenged me in my walk with Christ. 2 of them are spiritual giants compared to me and the other is more of a baby Christian. Last year we were all acquaintances, but I am glad that God has chosen to grow these relationships.
The main reason I am enjoying these relationships is because they constantly ask me “why?”. I appreciate being challenged and I want to make sure that I am challenging them as well.
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.