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August 25, 2012

Convicted

I know it's a second post for today, but I've been convicted. I had to head out to the grocery store for milk this afternoon and the Christian radio station was on in the car. Usually we have the CDs going or a kid movie in the DVD player. Anyhow, as I was driving there the guy came on and spoke about it being a stressful time of year and the reminder to Trust God. He mentioned the verse - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart..." Maybe you know it? Well, it reminded me that I didn't include a big portion of my life in my post the other day.

Last Thursday I wrote about being stressed out and how I combat that. I wasn't completely open with all of you.

You see, I'm a Christian and of course spending time in my Bible, listening to my praise music, and praying for strength is ultimately what calms my nerves.

I've been a believer for 31 years, spent the majority of the past 10 years being a pastor's wife, so those things are pretty second nature to me. Of course there are times that I do get stressed out, but then there is the reminder that I'm doing things on my own strength instead of relying on God.

I teach in a pubic school and though I will talk about my faith with anyone who asks, I'm not used to bringing it up when I'm talking about school. I'm sorry that I didn't share that part of my life with you.

Maybe knowing that God has always been there for me, has carried me through the hard times, and walked with me during the the easier years would have helped one of you out there. He really won't give more than you can handle - but that's with Him in the driver's seat.

I don't try to have all the answers, and I'm sorry that I didn't share that major part of my life with you the first time around.

Hope you are having a good day!

Emily

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing that Emily....:) I'm a christian too and am blessed to live in a small community where we have a superintendent & principals who pray at almost any school gathering....even though we are a public school system. Dinners, football games, and other occasions are almost always prayed over in our district. I love this! I also love keeping up with you on your blog....:) Be blessed!

    Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

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    1. Wow - I wish things were like that... not in CA though...

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  2. Thank you for your honesty! I, too, am a Christian and know that it isn't always easy to profess your faith. Take care my dear!
    Camille
    An Open Door

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  3. Thanks for sharing, very encouraging. I always appreciate fellow believers who aren't afraid to share how important their faith is.

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  4. Emily, thank you so much for sharing!! I am also a Christian teaching in a public school. It can be tough sometimes to know when to speak about my faith and when not to. I have spent a great deal of time this summer growing my relationship with the Lord and He is doing amazing things in my life. I pray that you have a wonderful and blessed year.

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    1. He is a good God! Thank you! You too!

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  5. Thank you! Know matter when you share that message, Some one some where will graciously receive it. Thank you and God bless!!

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