Bessie is positioned right in the center of the upstairs family room at
The Andrews' new home in Va Beach. I had fun accessorizing her for Halloween.
Positioning is key! Whether it is my attempt to stand on one foot, balance on the Bosu Ball, or walk toe to heel across a board on the floor. Positioning ourselves before the Lord is also key! Taking time out the other day I read Paul David Tripp's thoughts on life's difficulties.
"The difficulties of your life are not in the way of God's plan; they are a tool of it. They're crafted to advance his work of grace. Perhaps the two most important questions you could ask between your conversion and your final resurrection are:
1) What in the world is God doing right here, right now?
2) How in the world should I respond to what God is doing?
The way that you answer these questions determines; in a real way, the character of your faith and the direction of your life...God is employing the difficulties of life as tools of grace to produce character in you that would not grow any other way. So your trials are now a sign that God has forgotten you or is being unfaithful to his promises. Rather, they stand as a reminder that he is committed to is grace and will not forsake it-it will complete its work!"
Now y'all, that brings me comfort! That brings me encouragement. That speaks hope and purpose into every moment of my life!
"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him."