There she is. Joan of Arc. Look at her fearlessness, her courage! Study how these held firm in the face of persecution and the threat of death by fire. I admire her so!
I was reading Annie's Blog last night and noticed a tone I didn't especially like. I sounded like a preacher, a lecturer, a judge. Terrible, for I am a baby christian, and have so much to learn. More than most!
Perhaps I sound like a lecturer, because I am rather stern with myself. I am drawn to writings that address issues I personally am experiencing. Just my little way of working things out. One of my great great grandfathers was a preacher way back when, and I suppose I have inherited some of his personality traits as well.
I recognize doctrine and tenet that I need to practice until firmly ingrained. Then, I spew forth and write with passion and fervor.
I ramble with excuses when I need to address one thing: I would like to apologize to all, for I am a natural born sinner who loves the Lord. I am no better, no worse then my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. I backslide every single day. Faith and hope are strong; however, and these are what stand me back up when I feel like laying down in defeat. I know my redeemer liveth!
Perhaps as you read Annie working through it, there will spring forth a little help for you. It is my prayer, that One Saint will light the way for all brothers and sisters in Christ. Even if in just a small way. Kneel and Pray with me! There is so much to accomplish for the Lord, so little time. He would not want us to be plagued by a sense of urgency, however!
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)