Friday, January 30, 2009

Bettws and Graffiti

On Thursday, Taige did our assembly at Bettws. He did a great job talking about the law. The Ten Commandments. How we fall short and need a Savior. We can't do enough good things to get to God.

Elso is "taking over" my hair class and teaching graffiti. The current Bettws High School building is being torn down so they're letting us graffiti on some of the walls! Elso asked me to do my best attempt at graffiti with my name to try and get the girls to be excited. This is what I came up with.

But after one class with Elso, THIS is what I had:

He did such a good job teaching the class (granted, it is his profession.) I've never EVER seen Bettws kids behave like that or learn so much in one class. They loved it.

On another note, my faith is being tested (a good thing) in various relationships and circumstances.

A friend drew my attention to the "Morning and Evening" (a great book by Spurgeon) that she loves- on November 12th. Take a look and lets be encouraged!

“The trial of your faith.”

1 Peter 1:7

Faith untried may be true faith, but it is sure to be little faith, and it is likely to remain dwarfish so long as it is without trials. Faith never prospers so well as when all things are against her: tempests are her trainers, and lightnings are her illuminators. When a calm reigns on the sea, spread the sails as you will, the ship moves not to its harbor; for on a slumbering ocean the keel sleeps too. Let the winds rush howling forth, and let the waters lift up themselves, then, though the vessel may rock, and her deck may be washed with waves, and her mast may creak under the pressure of the full and swelling sail, it is then that she makes headway towards her desired haven. No flowers wear so lovely a blue as those which grow at the foot of the frozen glacier; no stars gleam so brightly as those which glisten in the polar sky; no water tastes so sweet as that which springs amid the desert sand; and no faith is so precious as that which lives and triumphs in adversity. Tried faith brings experience. You could not have believed your own weakness had you not been compelled to pass through the rivers; and you would never have known God’s strength had you not been supported amid the water-floods. Faith increases in solidity, assurance, and intensity, the more it is exercised with tribulation. Faith is precious, and its trial is precious too.

Let not this, however, discourage those who are young in faith. You will have trials enough without seeking them: the full portion will be measured out to you in due season. Meanwhile, if you cannot yet claim the result of long experience, thank God for what grace you have; praise him for that degree of holy confidence whereunto you have attained: walk according to that rule, and you shall yet have more and more of the blessing of God, till your faith shall remove mountains and conquer impossibilities.

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