1. Julie Stimmel on December 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    It’s “funny that when we are very young, we need others to take care of us and to explain our world to us. But when we get to the age of about 13, we suddenly think we have all the answers, our elders know nothing and we can take care of ourselves. Then we acquire some real life experience and responsibility and discovere that we don’t have all the answers; in fact, the world gets bigger and more complicated. We realize we can’t do it all on our own.
    Before I became a follower of Christ, I didn’t realize that I wasn’t seeing clearly. I had a skewed and somewhat negative view of life, based on ignorance and my experiences up to that point. When I received the Lord and had the Holy Spirit living in me, the difference in how I saw life and the world changed radically. I was starting to see clearly, things finally started to make sense. Like when I put on my first pair of glasses, I realized what I had been missing. There was a whole new world to experience. I didn’t have an eye transplant, but I had a heart transplant. As I have gained experience with the Lord, I have discovered that I am so small and God is so big; in fact He is limitless and I will never be able to know everything there is to know about Him. The more clearly I see and experience God, the smaller and more dependent on Him I become. Instead of thinking I have everything figured out, I am more and more in awe and wonder and delight of Who God is and humbled at who I am not. I do not have all the answers, but I know Who does, and that’s all I truly need to know.

    • Maury on December 30, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Those who say they can see are blind.
      Those who know they are blind can see.
      (John 9)

      Right on, Julie!

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