Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I have in one hand a "rod" and in the other, my bible verse pack. I feel like I can face today with these two things on me always. God was so good to me because in my July 22nd reading today, I am telling you, I easily could be Paul. Here this: Romans 7
v. 15 "I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate."
v. 18 & 19 "And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can't. I want to do what is good, but I don't. I don't want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway."
v. 25 "Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God's law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin."
8:2 "And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death."

How perfect is that? Also, the Chronicles part of my reading had me claiming:
"He is good! His faithful love endures forever!" 2 Chron. 7:3b

God just met me where I needed to be met to do what I need to do! Here are some pictures from yesterday. The girls are beautiful and "The Mill" is the dining hall where Nick LIVES.


Irritable Mother said...

Oh Rachel,
I have been reading through to catch up with your adventures...Breaking Point, mmmm, I have been there. But today you are Equipped and remembering God's goodness. *sigh*
Remember, dear friend, God is with you in every moment - loving you and growing you, and making you more beautiful. And the eternal difference in the students' lives - that's what it's all about. Keep remembering His goodness.

Praying for you!

Mimi said...

I so agree with the comment before...how great it is that you carry the rod of correction and the Sword of the Spirit. Plus, you have the power of the Spirit to wield both with accuracy for the right occasion. You are blessing your children by choosing to use both tools.
Still interceding on your behalf....

The Ballinger Family said...

God is good isn't He. ((Hugs)) out to ya!

Heather said...

Thanks for those words...they really hit home these days! I needed that encouragement!