Friday, June 27, 2008

604 - Just Stuff, More Than I Can Bear?

There is a famous verse that many people quote incorrectly or I should say out of context. It is the 1 Cor. 10:13 "He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear..." During a difficult time it is very natural to want to think that God is not going to give me more than I can bear because that is the first thing one that can find nothing else to say....says. "Just know it can't get any worse because the Bible says he won't give you more than you can handle." I know those are very well meaning words, but frankly that is not what the scripture says. It says, "He will not let you be TEMPTED beyond what you can bear..." Tempted and just not getting more than you can bear are 2 very different things.

Tempt means to test, tempt by solicitation to sin, entice, allure. That has nothing to do with going through a death, sickness, finances, or whatever. Yes, in those rough times we might be tempted to act in sinful ways, but God letting up on the actual stuff we go through because we think it is more than we can bear just is not what the Word says. Plus, we don't need a rough time to act sinful, we do that just fine in the good times as well!

To my minuscule understanding of the Word, it means that when the opportunity to sin is placed in front of us it is never more than we can't shake a fist at and walk away from. The temptation may seem like it is more than we can bear and not have the ability to walk away, but the scripture says He will always provide away out for escape. Boy , do i love that!! I need to remember this more often when my car pulls into Dairy Queen for a Cotton Candy Blizzard almost on its own... ha ha! Not sure why the Lord brought that to mind today, but I am thankful He revealed to me that Truth!

Today we go for what I am hoping and believing will be SJ last doctor's appointment. We will find out conclusively about the Rheumatoid Arthritis and if there might be anything else. Oh Lord, help me to not be tempted to doubt!!

On Monday - if i can figure it all out - I am going to be having a huge giveaway. I have been given some flip flops from this company - www.switchflops.com and have some things to giveaway. They have been so kind and generous and I really want to help them in their business. Plus, I love love love their products!!! Go check them out, but come back on Monday (or so) to register to win!!

It is official and I will be the varsity tennis coach for the high school girl's team. I am super excited. We have been taking registrations for tennis camp and are about all filled up!! We have opened another week up for older kids - 6th grade and up - and will see if that makes.

So that is about it for now. Got to the get the kids up and ready for the day. Oh, did i tell you I had my first golf lessons the other day? Oh goodness I loved it. And then while my girls were having their tennis lesson I was able to "rent" a pro and hit for about 20 minutes.......................... oh it felt so good too!!! I miss all that too! Those days will come back soon enough. Let's just hope i still have a shoulder... my cuff is hurting just a bit!! ha ha! I am a wimp!

4 comments:

fuzzytop said...

Hi Leigh,

I'm still here, but it's been a long time since I commented.... Sorry about that!

I'm praying for you and SarahJane today...

Hugs,
Adrienne

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

hey girlie - hope you are doing well in Tenn. how is the job? summer going well? great to hear from you!! check back on monday - who could turn down flip flops, right???

love, Leigh

Anonymous said...

Hey girl!

Will be praying for SarahJane...Soooo excited to hear about the tennis coaching job!...My Anna Grace would LOVE to learn from you! What an opportunity to ministry! You are sooo good with that age!
love,
Teresa
Braden, TN

Lopsided Halo said...

Hey Leigh (soon to be roommate for San Antonio)!! I always love reading your posts!!! Know that you and your precious little one will be in my prayers :) My blog site should be up soon...I'll let you know when the "big reveal" is planned. I finally got around to getting my "siesta spotlight" sent to Patty and it's posted!!!! That's one more thing I can check off my list!! Hope things are going well....let me know how the dr. appt. goes!!!