Wednesday, September 26, 2007

...do not be anxious about anything?

Our church is studying the book of Philippians together. The series is entitled "The Journey Toward Uncommon Joy." In chapter 4 Paul exhorts us to Rejoice in the Lord always...to not be anxious but rather to pray and allow God's peace to guard our hearts and minds. That is exactly what I needed to hear today.

I continually find myself very anxious through this whole process. The what-ifs can drive you mad. (When filling out legal documents every detail must be perfect) Brennan Manning wrote "To live without risk is to risk not living." We're definitely living with risk these days. More and more I'm seeing that as The Life of Faith- risk, stepping out not knowing, moving forward in spite of fear and unanswered questions. Just pulling the trigger and holding your breath.

In it all, it's easy to get caught up in the press of getting things done and not take time to Rejoice. I Rejoice today for the amazing wife God has given me, for our home, our little dog Polly, my job and for the privilege of knowing and fighting for Xiomara.

-Chris

1 comment:

Russ, Katie and Eliot said...

You guys amaze me. You've put your hearts on the line in a big way that only you two can understand fully. We're praying hard for you guys. The only way to get through this would be with some supernatural strength from the Lord. Be encouraged that your story is already pointing people towards God!