Freshwater Academy

Fresh Water Academy was founded in 2010. It is home to four lovely young ladies of learning and their dedicated teachers. Located in the wilds of Wyoming, the name Fresh Water Academy was chosen as a Western analogy to Christ. Just as He is the Living Water, and we must have Him to have eternal life, any desert dweller knows the importance of fresh water to life, both for self, and the nourishment of crops or livestock. By taking nourishment in God and His word, we strengthen our own relationship with Him, our faith, and the quality and abundance of our fruitfulness.

Our keystone verse is from Jeremiah, Chapter 17, Verse 8: "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

The fruit that we speak of is mentioned in Galatians 5:22
"22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

And the heat could be anything we experience that might test our faith in God; trials and tribulations, relationships, anything that focuses our love and attention anywhere but on Him...

Monday, July 30, 2012

"Hey God, I Got This"

What?  NO!  How many times have you thought or said that or something similar?  Have you ever thought that you could do it on your own?  And how much did it hurt when you figured out that you were wrong?  

A friend of ours gave his testimony the other day, and one of the things he mentioned was making the mistake of saying "Hey God, I got this."  And then he shared the pain, the heartache, the struggles that followed trying to do things on his own, rather than following the will of God.

I don't know about you, but I have never been known for my patience.  All through my life I have tried to rush things.  Assignments, friendships, trips, relationships, jobs, life thing I have learned through time and hurt, is that you cannot rush God's plan.  He has set things in motion, and they will happen, but on His timeline, not ours.

Isaiah 40:31

31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Are you waiting on the Lord today?  Do you trust Him?  

Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

God has a plan for us.  He has a purpose for us.  And here's my favorite part of that series of verses.  I know that when I seek Him I will find Him, if I search for Him with ALLLLLLLLLLL of my heart.  

Are you searching for God's will with all of your heart today?  

They that wait upon the Lord
Shall renew their strength
They shall mount up with wings as eagles

They shall run and not be weary
They shall walk and not faint
Teach me Lord, Teach me Lord to wait

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