Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Growth in the Darkness

I’ve said before that my time here in Peru has by far been the most difficult time in my life. But, I think I’ve grown more spiritually here in Peru than ever before. I was joking with Heather (my cluster support Mom) the other day saying “You know people have told me for years that I have an old soul and have wisdom beyond my years (both a blessing and a curse in my life). But, at the rate God is growing me I feel like I’m going to leave Peru feeling like I’m a 102 years old or people will be telling me, “My, my Brittany how you’ve aged.” I laugh at this yes, but more than I laugh I praise God for the work He has done in my life.

My devotional explains it perfectly, it says: “It is indeed extremely doubtful that a person’s soul can really know the love of God in its richness and in its comforting, satisfying completeness until the skies are dark and threatening. Light emerges from darkness, and morning is born from the womb of night.”

“And it is also a real and unquestionable fact of human life and culture that a person’s character is strengthened most during the darkest days.” ~Malcolm J. McLeod~

Romans 5:3-4 (NIV) says: “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character, and character, hope.”

Growing and loving Him more each and every day!
In His service,

1 comment:

Marlerhouse said...

Wow baby sister! I am so moved by your words. I am so thankful for where God has brought you from, through and where he is taking you. Thank you for sharing your journey! I love you sweetie! I have lost some weight but I still don't think I can fit in mom's suitcase :( I miss you so much! Have a wonderful time when mom and church family is there and I will be praying for you when everyone is gone.... that is so hard.