Antics and Ramblings of Kat

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Small Potatoes

"So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever."

2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 (The Message)

Things have been quiet on the blog front lately, but not in life in general. Much has happened so far this term that has meant that I've been feeling more stressed than I would have liked to have been (dead laptop--dissertation deadline--housemate issues)... and instead of doing the right thing, and relying on God, I took the more difficult, more painful, route of relying on my own strength. How foolish.

So, in CU last Thursday God took the opportunity to knock some sense into me. Again. There are too many times when I let my nature control me, rather than let God control me. It seems such a logical lesson, but one I seem to fall down upon all too often... somehow I would rather rely upon my own limited knowledge than on the Creator of all. Hmm.

My focus should not be on the things of now, the things that are troubling me, because those things will fade away into insignificance, despite how significant and troubling they seem now. A challenge, to look up and not inwardly, or downwards --- but a glorious one indeed.


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