Monday, April 9, 2012

A word from our Girls' Intern, Emily Lavender!

I am excited to have our girls intern, Emily Lavender as this week's Guest Blogger! Emily is from Lexington, KY and is currently a freshman at Lee University. She is sharing about what God has been showing and teaching her through His Word and I am so honored to have her post and dor this great reminder of how constant our God is - especially within a very chaotic world! She is such a sweet servant of our King and I encourage all girls to get to know her as you can! :)   
Hi Girls!! I wanted to take some time and share with you a little about what God has been teaching me. 
There are two things I just love to do: Read books and talk to friends. I find great enjoyment in both of these. And, who knew the Lord could teach me something great through the things that I love. 

Like I said, I love to read. I have been reading several books lately on nutrition (yes, I am a health freak!). Last week, I finally threw my hands up! I am so confused. I read one book that says wheat is good for you. I read another that says wheat is bad and terrible for our bodies. What in the world?! How can one source say one thing and another say something completely opposite? I find this to be really annoying. 

I also love to talk with friends. There is nothing better than meeting a friend for lunch, catching up on life, and laughing our heads off! It is great. But, what’s not great is when you are chatting with your friend, they tell you something and the next day you hear something totally different than what your friend had previously told you.  

Who do we believe? What do we believe? This makes me want to SCREAM! Yes, I like my nutrition books and I love my friends, but they are going to fail us at times. 

After being beyond frustrated last week, I was reminded that the Lord is not like this at all. The Lord and His Word are constant, never-changing truth. At the end of the day we can set aside all of our worries, issues, and cares, open the Word of God and KNOW that it is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. God is the only firm foundation. We can rest in the arms of a God who will never leave us or forsake us. We can rely upon the gracious Lord and the promises and truths that He has for us. That brings so much relief, comfort, and joy!  

Psalm 119:142 says, “Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.” Hebrews 13:5 says, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” ALL of these verses are TRUE, CONSTANT, and NEVER-CHANGING! Rest in these verses today and throughout this week, knowing that the Lord is our firm foundation. He will not fail us. 

~Emily


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