Mom is safely home from The Gospel Coalition Conference. She told me she was blessed to meet so many girltalk readers, so thanks to all of you who said “hi.” For all of you who weren’t at the conference or missed the live feed we will post the audio as soon as TGC makes it available.
This week Mom and Janelle are neck-deep in boxes and bubble wrap as they finish packing up the house for the big move to Louisville on Friday. I’m on vacation with my husband’s family (Jude and Sophie’s first time at the beach!) and Kristin has just settled her family into temporary residence with her mother-in-law. All that to say, light blogging is in order this week.
Today, though, here’s a brief excerpt from Mom’s message this past weekend:
Jesus said this to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God. John 21:19
“How should we think about the unexpected and undesirable experiences that we encounter in life? Here’s how Scripture should inform our thinking: Every experience that we don’t want but can’t change has been assigned to us by God, ultimately that we might glorify God. Let’s stop for a moment and think about a particular situation that may be happening in our lives at present—something that we may not want, we don’t enjoy, but we can’t change. And then consider this: God in His good and wise providence specifically assigned this to you and me so that we might glorify Him. Now when we begin to look at our unwelcome experiences from this vantage point, it can bring about a heart change! Rather than begrudging it or even despairing over it, we can instead respond with faith and joy knowing full well that it is a divinely given opportunity to glorify God.”