Sunday, April 24, 2011

in which i understand and relate to something in romans


showy orchis - a north carolina wildflower
i found comfort today
in romans 7:14-15
not the psalms kind of comfort
that tells me i am held
but
the paul kind
that tells me i am connected
it's when he admits
that he struggles to make the
right choices
that he isn't
perfect
we know that the law is spiritual but i am merely a
human,
and i have been sold as a slave to
sin
in fact, i don't understand why i
act
the way i do
i don't do what i know is
right
i do the things i
hate
this life
this christian living
is it even possible?
(i mean, paul struggled)
yes
it
is
and it's the easter message
found just a
few verses away
thank god!
jesus christ
will
rescue
me

and for these i am also thankful

147. SIBLINGS
148. 81 students
149. fire pinks, pinxter flower, spiderwort, trillium, showy orchis
150. a man who hikes to the top of the mountain to find these plants
151. two sons who love jesus
152. sun. shine.
153. my girl, the one i mentor who is working hard
154. out to dinner with friends
155. ingredients

and the links:

michelle at graceful for hear it on sunday, use it on monday
ann at a holy experience for multitude mondays
jen at finding heaven for soli deo gloria sisterhood

19 comments:

  1. "the paul kind
    that tells me i am connected"...oh Kendal, I've been in Romans 6-8 for weeks! Just pondering and loving how we can identify with his struggles...

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  2. Praising God for that freedom tonight...and every night. So glad that I am in the company of others who struggle just as I do, but redeemed just the same.

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  3. Did you notice that within every thankful list you create, you list the girl you mentor? I love that. I wonder if she knows.

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  4. Jennifer_StudioJRUApril 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    It is so fun to have siblings! A man who hikes to the top of the mountain for the plants... how wonderful and special! What a guy! :)

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  5. yes: 'Jesus Christ will rescue me.' best news i've heard all day!

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  6. breathing a sigh...He rescues...

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  7. I love that about Paul -- he tells it like it is in language I can understand.

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  8. i like the paul-kind too!

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  9. You decription of the Paul type of comfort . . . made me smile.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  10. Hi Kendal,
    This is my first visit to your blog. Oh, how I can relate to Paul! There are moments when I still feel a slave to sin, but OH! Christ in me is far, far greater.

    {Sweet Blessings!}

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  11. oh, I'm so grateful that He rescues! I love your posts.

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  12. Hello...just popped over from Jen's blog. Love the Paul kind of connection - raw, real and full of redemption.

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  13. #151...is one of my blessings also. What joy to know that His love lives on!

    Maria

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  14. It is comforting to know that I'm not alone in making the poor choices I never wanted to make. So thankful that God chooses not to see my choices but instead the blood of Christ that covers me!

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  15. Connection is truly as gift, isn't it, Kendal? Connecting with you is definitely one for me! (and I love spiderwort too)

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  16. oh, good. very good. i love how you string it all together...

    i thought of you at our world wide day of prayer as Ghana was mentioned...knowing your hubby was just there...close to a country in a huge amount of turmoil...

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  17. Thanks for reminding me I'm held, connected, and most of all -- rescued! Blessings.

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  18. 81 students! Wow, that is a lot of grading! I am thankful for Paul's honesty!

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  19. Thank you for these true words. He is our rescuer.

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