Last night my preacher preached a message that was so encouraging. He was challenging us to take our faith deeper, trusting that God knows what is best... ALL the time! Nothing surprises Him - and though we might not like everything that is happening in our lives, or what's going on around us, it's HIS choice to make... because HE is God. and God is good. ALL the time, my God is good!
I prayed last night: "Lord, whatever it takes to bring You glory... whatever it takes to bring others to You... whatever it takes to keep me in your will... that's what I'm willing to do. Do whatever it takes, Lord. No matter what I might have to go through. No matter if it takes mistreatment, mockery, embarrassment.... whatever. I'm willing. I'm Yours for You to do with as You deem best."
I am Elizabeth Bennet of Pride & Prejudice! I am intelligent, witty, and tremendously attractive. I have a good head on my shoulders, and oftentimes find myself the lone beacon of reason in a sea of ridiculousness. I take great pleasure in many things. I am proficient in nearly all of them, though I will never own it. Lest I seem too perfect, I have a tendency toward prejudgement that serves me very ill indeed.