There are things we like about New Mexico, but there are also a lot of things we don’t, and the process to better those things feels so slow. The culture here is totally different, which is great, but we are tired of feeling like we have to love it. If we don’t love it, that should be okay too.
(And yes, I would like some cheese with my whine.)
John and I are reading Believing God by Beth Moore together, and so far, it has been fabulous – exactly what need right now (funny how that works, huh?). It is great to be reading it with John so we can hold each other accountable to the lessons we are learning.
Here are some of the truths that we are holding on to.
- “First and foremost, “without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb. 11:6). That’s one reason we may as well accept faith challenges as a fact of life and not be shocked or feel picked on when they come. God brings them to build our faith, prove us genuine, and afford Himself endless excuses to reward us. He delights in nothing more than our choice to believe Him over what we see and feel.”
- “...Getting by was never our destiny. We were meant to be profoundly effective.”
- “If we can come up with a God we can fully explain, we have come up with a different God from the Bible’s. We must beware of recreating an image of God that makes us feel better.”
- “Our toughest battles will invariably concern matters of faith—times when we’re tempted to think God’s Word and His ways won’t work for us, that He has abandoned us, let us down, or failed to come through for us. If Satan can get us to drop our shield of faith, he knows we can’t remain standing for very long.”
- “...Faith unchallenged ordinarily remains unchanged.”