Coming back to Bible school has been a great blessing to me. It’s almost difficult to list the changes that have taken place. I do remember feeling awkward the first two days of school. Many doubts and many fears, I had longed to come back, but now that I was back, I wasn’t sure I wanted it! The revelation of change that needed to take place within my heart (again) was overwhelming initially. Now, however, I welcome it. The feeling of a bigger purpose is back in my life. And this school is exactly what my life needs: discipline and the anointing. It’s also a good feeling to know I’m going to complete what I started.
When I was unable to continue in the internship 1 1/2 years ago, the attack that came against my thought life was intense. “Hope deferred makes the heart grow sick…” (Proverbs 13:12). The greatest message ever preached contained three words: “Never give up!” I know at times I go the long way around life, but God proves Himself to be faithful when I don’t give up. “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…” (Isaiah 40:31a). “Now faith is…” (Hebrews 11:!). Faith is now. Faith is today. It is hope activated.
Being back in Bible school has caused hope to rise up in me again with a determination to run the race the Lord has set before me. The entangling of sin in one’s life truly is clever and deceitful. It simply takes what’s right in your life and subtly adds a little extra weight here, and a little weight there. You don’t recognize the added “burden” in your life until symptoms appear. I thank God for this opportunity to be here. In these short few weeks, clarity of mind is back, weights are gone, and the crooked path has been made straight….