Friday, October 16, 2009

Are you OK?

How are you all doing? I don't get many comments posted and am concerned that you are all getting busy with the things of this world and are losing ground with regard to your sanctification.

Please LMK how we can encourage you and what you are struggling with. We are to uphold one another and to bear each other's burdens. We are to encourage one anther and I am encouraged when you tell me how you are growing or when I hear about how God is working in your lives. I would love to hear what is going on.

The Christian life is hard, but worth the effort. Don't let the evil one steal your joy. Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, that your labor would not be in vain.


Jasleen said...

Hey Mr Weinberg!
Our God is so incredibly faithful and loving! The Sarrs' were able to visit this past weekend and God used this visit in amazing ways.
Mr Sarr has this disconcerting (for me) knack of seeing past the things at the surface to what's going on inside. He may not do it consciously but I think I've seen him do it a few times.
Well, after the visit, Mr Sarr sent me an email. Through this email and Mr Sarr's words, God revealed to me the dangerous mindset I had settled into without even realizing it.. I had pretty much decided that nothing at WSU can ever be as good or profitable for me as Grace. What's more I had kind of made up my mind to not like it here no matter what. Praise the Lord that He showed me the error of my ways! I shudder to think of what a useless tool for His kingdom I would have been and had been with that mindset.
It is amazing how much of a difference a perspective change can have. Already I enjoy it here so much more. It seems that all of a sudden people (or atleast a lot of them) are so much more nicer. I am also making more of an effort to be nice to people, to talk to them and try to get to know them better. Honestly, the difference between how I felt about WSU last week and this week is like the difference between night and day.
I would be extremely grateful if you could pray that God would reveal to me those things in my life that hinder my relationship with Him and my usefulness for Him. I want to be glorifying Him in everything that I do and I know that I am very far away from that ideal. But then again, I know that God is not going to give up on me, just like He didn't give up on Jacob.
Growing in Him,
(Wow! That turned into a long comment!)

Chuck Weinberg said...

Phil. 4:11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

J. Sarr does have a way of doing that, but it sounds like you knew it was coming and God had already prepared your heart to accept it.

God can use us wherever we are, if we are willing to be content that He knows what is best and just follow His leading through doors that He opens.

Keep going Jasleen.