I read through Romans 9-13 in language school today. Yesterday was 5-8. We'll finish it tomorrow. How incredible! The Lord is transforming my language teacher, Edna, right before my eyes. She understands grace! She really is getting it! When reading ch 3, "There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus" (...just read the whole thing for yourself - I mean the BOOK - go for it!) she said, "What does redemption mean?" I about stood up and shouted, "Glory!" So I spent awhile explaining things to her. If she is not a sister in Christ, she's gonna get there soon.
It's amazing how awesome God is. And I'm not doing anything you need a Seminary degree for. I'm just reading the Bible in stumbling Spanish and God is changing a life. 2 lives, really, because one cannot spend time in the Word in humility and not be changed.
And this is just the beginning. Oh, how awesome is the Lord that we can be a part of His transforming power. It's like being swept up in a tidal wave, except it's a good thing. So thank you for those of you praying for Edna - they are effective.
Goodness, I'm excited. Excited at the future, the present, because of the Lord and what He will do. I know that difficulties are ahead, but so is great joy and peace and hope and love. And according to Romans 8, such greater things than can be imagined are in store for those who have faith in Christ. Have you read that chapter? Yes? No? Good! Let's read it again. Get that Bible, turn off the tube, and spend 15 minutes reading and thinking about that passage. I dare you to do it! :-)
Wow. Ok. Off to study past and present participles. Woohoo!