Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Favorite Scripture

This is practice for the blog hop of the Made to Crave Bible on-line bible study; I'm so excited to go through the book again and to get another boost in my journey towards obedience to the Lord in ALL things...especially my eating! It's amazing to me how quickly I forget what the Lord has done for me, and how often I have to be reminded of His goodness and promises.

It's really hard for me to nail down what my favorite scripture is. Depending on the season of my life that I'm going through I might cling to a certain passage more than others, but there are some scriptures that come to mind quite a lot. One of them is 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. "And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, i will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong."

Here at Sakeji I so often feel weak and unable to handle the staggering responsibility that the Lord has given me. In the classroom, facing piles of marking, trying to figure out how to get through to a child, and so many other things often leave me feeling lost or helpless. I miss my family, I miss my home state, and sometimes I just wish I could GO and drive to a coffee shop to get away from the stress of life on a mission station. It's in those moments that I most treasure His promise that His grace is sufficient for me. His grace is big enough to handle any child, any situation, any issue, and any problem I might have. I so often fall for the lie that God somehow isn't enough for me--that He won't come through for me, or that this time I'm not important enough for Him to work it out. Foolish me--I know better!

As I get ready to start this bible study journey of Made to Crave, I'm excited about having a chance to get refreshed and encouraged. God has done some amazing things in my life since this summer when I first read this book, and I'm looking forward to continuing the journey of obedience and victory over the sin that so easily entangles me. His grace is sufficient--not brownies!


  1. Lina, I'm so happy to meet you through this blog! What a wonderful work you are doing and I can imagine how difficult it is. Many of my friends are missionaries in difficult places and I've visited them and have seen their struggles. God bless you and encourage you. I'm on this weight loss journey with you and the journey of becoming ever closer to THE living God! May we all reach the success that we strive to achieve in this area. Many blessings to you.

  2. Thanks for sharing this post. God's word is filled with favorite verses, for sure. Be encouraged and blessed.
    Carla Pollard
    Blog Hop Team, P31 OBS

  3. I am also a teacher and I can so relate to what you are saying. Although I am not far away like you. You are right God's grace is sufficient for us. When we are weak he is strong!!!!Hold onto that!! May continue to bless you.