Well, I changed the blog name... I wasn't particularly overjoyous about the last one, and I think "Perfect in Our Weaknesses" is a little more telling about what I would like to accomplish with this blog and in my life. God's power is made perfect in our weaknesses, as He tells us in Scripture. And anyone who knows me well, knows I have a great many weaknesses in my fallen human nature. But God is merciful! He is renewing us everyday in His grace and mercy. And, by His grace, I am daily being baptized into Christ. Daily God allows me to crucify my flesh with Christ, to die to myself and my wants and even my needs, so that I can rise and live for the Lord I love so much.
The thing is, in this life we never fully get over the weaknesses we have. But God still gives us freedom from sin, that we no longer have to be slaves to sin, but that now we are privilaged to be sons and daughters of the King and slaves to His righteousness. He has planned so many great works for His children (aka US) to do! How often to I do them? Well... not often. I have so much room for improvement. One of the reasons why I wanted to write on a public forum was to witness to Christ and his love through my life. And the best testimonies I have in my life to God's grace and mercy come directly from my failures and sins! Not only this but evil is killed when it is brought out into the light. When we share our struggles and temptations with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, that particular bond is loosened from us. Not gone, but rather we are on our first steps to reconciliation with the Body of Christ, which is the Church.
Not only this, but it is so difficult to stay on the narrow path! I am not an older or wiser Christian, so I am not seeking to give advice to the women who are more experienced and more wise than I. Quite the contrary, I am so enjoying gleaning from their blogs!! Hopefully, though, my struggles can be an encouragement to other young Christian ladies in our society, seeking to serve the Lord. So, in a nutshell, that's what the new name is about. This is still mainly our effort to keep in touch with our friends and family so far away, but also I seek to reach out to my Christian brothers and sisters and to those who do not yet know the One True God. If He shines most brightly when I am most humbled then I pray I am able to post humbling accounts of my struggles and stains and God's mercy through it all.