"but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

~Isaiah 40:31

Monday, September 30, 2013

Early In the year of 2004, When I was working on earning my Eagle Scout, one of the merit badges was "Physical Fitness." It was hard for me because I had to run two miles. I went with all the other scouts to a track at a high school in Elk Grove. I lined up with all the other scouts to begin to run. My Dad was next to me because I get tired easy. I did my best - the best as I could. I ran, and my Dad ran next to me so he could help me and encourage me. It was so hard for me, and I was very tired. I keep saying to myself, "I am running for Eagle. I am running for Eagle." When my Dad and I got to the finish line, I felt happy because I had finished the race. I had passed the requirement for the "Physical Fitness" merit badge.   

     My story reminds me of the Bible verse,  Isaiah 40:28-31          
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young man stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

     Just like my Dad stood next to me and ran with me so I would not stumble and fall, God is with me all the time. God helps me to be strong even though I have a disability. God helps me to not grow tired and weary. He helps me not stumble and fall. I hope in God, and He gives me strength.
     God will strengthen people who trust Him and serve Him. If we hope and believe that God knows everything and loves us, then he will take care of us and help us to do things that we can't do by ourselves.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

I grew up with a Christian family. My mom and my dad have taught me about Christ and what Christ has done in our lives.  I know that he can make me hear again someday if I pray and trust in him.  I read the Bible in the morning before I start my day.  I have Christian friends and family who know about Christ.  I accepted Christ when I was about seven years old.  Jesus helps me everyday when I pray and ask for help. 

 In the year of 2005, I had scoliosis and it was becoming worse, so I went to the hospital to have a back surgery.  I was very nervous and scared about having back surgery.  The night before my surgery Pastor Jay from First Baptist Church came to the hospital to pray for my back surgery and for the Lord to make the surgeons know what to do on my back. Early the next morning, when it was time to go to surgery, my mom asked me, “are you nervous?”  I said no I was not nervous about my surgery.  God had helped me not be nervous.    

When I was in Boy Scouts, I always asked God to help me in everything I did.  I became an Eagle Scout, but some of the things I had to do were very hard for me.  I have disabilities and some merit badges were hard for me to do.  I never gave up because I knew that if I prayed and trusted God He would always help me.  I became an Eagle Scout because God helped me.

I love Jesus and I say thank you to Him for being my Savior.


Monday, September 23, 2013

Welcome to my new blog.  I will be sharing stories about my life and daily encouragement.  Stay tuned for more posts!