Monday, September 17, 2012

The roller coaster ride

Sometimes you find yourself in a season of life that you simply never saw coming. Sometimes we are blindsided by something that just takes awhile to get your mind around. Sometimes this season is a true test of what you believe about God and who He is and your only option is to buckle up and ride this roller coaster He put you on. Sometimes this ride makes you scream with complete fear and sometimes this ride makes you want to throw up and sometimes this ride even gives you a glimpse of a smile and some laughter as you throw your arms up for just a minute and experience some fun. Sometimes we ride this ride with our eyes closed and sometimes we ride this ride with eyes wide open half scared to death and are yelling "GET ME OFF THIS THING!!!!" Sometimes, life is just too much and you truly Just need to get back to the basics of your faith. A crisis will do that for ya, won't it? I have found myself asking, "Who is God and what are His promises again?" Sometimes every thing we thought we knew escapes us and the simplests of truths are not known. Sometimes we don't even know our name. It's big stuff isn't it? In several weeks time, this is what I KNOW....I mean really know.... He is FOR me...for us...for you. I walk by faith...not by sight. Plain and simple basics. Sometimes the ride with Jesus takes us back to the basics and even though these basics seems simple and routine, He may throw it your way when you least expect it and life is hard. I am recommitting myself and my TIME back to what really matters...scripture study, scripture memory, fully present for others, expecting Him more than ever, and passionate about the One who created me before the foundation of the world and loves me like no other. My memory verse this time is the shortest one I have ever picked, but months and years down the road as we celebrate the successful end of this roller coaster ride I can honestly say..."we lived by faith and not by sight and He proved Himself faithful." Praise Him!!! (2 Corinthians 5:7) Y'all....let's get back to the basics. Does anything else matter? Sure do love y'all....


Heather C said...

Feeling absolutely the same call myself. Joining you! Blessings, Fran!

Kelly S. said...

great post Fran! My group is studying Tony Evans Victory in Spiritual Warfare this semester --

Ephesians 6.12 NASB
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickendess in the heavenly places.

beckyjomama said...

Oh FRANNIE! That is a WORD! And yes, you will look back and KNOW. WOW. And AMEN!

God led me here this morning. It was on my list last year, but I never got to it. And now I know why. THIS WEEKEND is why. This weekend is the time God appointed my deliverance from "second hand stories" forever and showed me what He has been doing in MY story. And now I can say with ALL my heart that...

"Christ has set us (ME) free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you."
Galatians 5:1 Message

Oh Lord, who is this You are making of me?!

bornagain1230 said...

I chose this verse for my 20 year old son, Walter. He has just returned home after a year of wandering away from the Lord. He is giving his testimony next weekend, and I am praying that he will continue to seek the Lord and stand firm when temptations come.

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Shelly E said...

I am still blown away by the simulcast message and so I chose these verses to commit to memory. Thank you for taking all of us along on this roller coaster of life. Love you, sister!

2 Cirinthians 4:7-9 (NET)
7. But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8. We are experiencing trouble on every side but are not crushed; we are perplexed but not driven to despair; 9. we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are knocked down but not destroyed.

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