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...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

We Live by Faith and Not by Sight

For we walk by faith, not by sight
2 Corinthians 5:7

Yes.  That song immediately came to my lips as well.  With my recently found information about sharing photos and videos, I am not going to post the video to the song, but I will tell you that it's called "One Way" and I believe it was written by Hillsong United.  I will post a link to their homepage, so you can find further information about the band and their music on your own if you are interested.  

One Way by Hillsong United


I lay my life down at Your feet
You're the only one I need
I turn to You and You are always there
In troubled times it's You I seek
I Put You first that's all I need
I humble all I am, all to You

CHORUS 
One way, Jesus
You're the only one that I could live for
One way, Jesus
You're the only one that I could live for

VERSE 2
You are always, always there
Every how and every where
Your grace abounds so deeply within me
You will never ever change
Yesterday today the same
Forever 'till forever meets no end

CHORUS(2x)
One way, Jesus
You're the only one that I could live for
One way, Jesus
You're the only one that I could live for

BRIDGE(4x)
You are the Way, the Truth and the Life
We live by faith and not by sight for You, 
We're living all for You

CHORUS(2x)
One way, Jesus
You're the only one that I could live for 
One way, Jesus
You're the only one that I could live for

I pray that I live this song each day.  As I walk through the world, as I teach my children, as we shepherd our family and interact with our community, I hope that people see that I live only for Jesus.  And by that, I don't mean that I am some glorious, amazing person, but that I hope my life shows He is the only one that I could live for, and that there is absolutely only ONE WAY!  

How are you living your life today?  When people look at you do they see that you've given your life to Christ?  

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth,
 and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:6

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