3/27/2008

From the Toolbox...

Lately, I've been praying a lot for God to send me some encouragement.

The last time I prayed this prayer, God answered it in a day. So, I prayed with belief and anticipation as to how God would deliver this time.

Although He hasn't answered in the same way as last time, a few small things have trickled in. Here's one...

This morning, in my email inbox, I received the latest edition of Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox. (If you don't get this email newsletter, sign up for it today!) It always contains one or two "Saddleback Sayings" from one of Rick's messages, and today's provided me with some hope. Here it is...

"When God wants to change us, he starts by getting our attention, by putting us in a frustrating situation that is totally beyond our control. If we’re experiencing a crisis right now, it’s because God is getting ready to change us for the better." - Rick Warren

I know that God is behind all of the changes that are taking place in my life right now. But this just gave that little bit more of a reinforcement to that.

I hope that you can be encouraged as well...

2 comments:

Terrace Crawford said...

I love his toolbox. I get those emails too. Thanks for sharing, Josh. I pray for more encouragement for you.

Josh(ua) Treece said...

Thanks Terrace.