Monday, May 30, 2011

A Friend

There is this friend of mine.  You may know her as Kristy.  In our family she is called Twist.  She has had many names over the past 10 years including Bucko, Tkra, Ministy and many more.  But my favorite is TWIST!  Probably because my daughter named her that, and it's just a really cool name!

Twist is on a journey.  A life changing, life defying journey.  Even though these past couple of weeks have been extremely difficult for her, I smile.  Why?  Because:

Romans 5: 1-5
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we
have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. 

Kristy has deep character, hope and the ability to persevere through some of the hardest things.  I smile because God has poured His love into her heart, and I have a feeling He is doing a little extra for her right now.

There is nothing better than being exactly in the center of God's will for your life.  Many times, It's HARD.  But man is it rewarding.  Kristy, she is right where she is supposed to be.  I am truly excited to see where God takes her.  I can't wait to see her on the other side, stronger sense of perseverance, deeper character and greater hope.


1 comment:

Kristy Mikel said...

You make me smile sister! I love you too!!!