Monday, April 7, 2014
This post is all about giving God glory. I just finished a week of examens (the French word for exams). It was a stressful and difficult week. And then we had to wait until Monday to get the news of whether we passed or not. I spent a lot of my week on my knees before the throne of God, asking for aid! Yesterday, I received the news that I passed, and can go on to the next level. You might think I am exaggerating when I say, this was a miracle! But I'm not. God took this old brain, set in the English language, and helped me to understand enough French to pass their difficult examens. Granted, I didn't pass by much. But I think that is God's way of letting me know He was the one who accomplished this, and not to get too full of myself. I need to keep depending on Him everyday through the next 9 weeks to understand the material presented. This morning I was reading in II Corinthians 4 and was reminded again in verse 7 that all of this is for God's glory. If He can help a 59 year old woman retrain her brain to think and speak in French, then it's all His doing. Verse 7 says "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us". Amen! I'm just a baked clay pot, and God has chosen me to serve Him in Africa. I don't know why, but I know it's to bring Him glory! Well, on to my first day of A2 and a new challenge!