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...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Don't Worry, Be Prayerful

Do you ever worry?  I know I do.  Yes, the Bible says not to worry, not to fret, to "be careful for nothing", but I'm human, and that is one the places where I definitely fail.  When there is something weighing on my mind and on my heart, it is a struggle for me not to take it and chew on it, wrestle with it, hold on to it.  When I do those things, it makes me grouchy, tired, hard to talk to, unfriendly, and stressed out, because I'm worried.  I have to continually give those things to God, because I keep trying to snatch them back!  If there's anything weighing on you today, I urge you to give it up to Jesus.  Know that He has the strength and the power and the wisdom to take care of every problem or care, big or small.  Know that He loves you and He wants only the best for you.

I'll admit, right now I have a worry that keeps trying to come in.  My daddy is having hip replacement surgery today, and when I snatch back my worry bundle, fearful thoughts war in my head.  But right now, I'm giving it up to God again, and will continue to lift my dad up in prayer and know that God has a plan for him, and he will watch over him.  Please join me today in praying for my dad's surgery, my mom as she waits, the doctors to have steady hands and wisdom, and the spiritual and physical health of our family.

Thank you for joining me today.

God Bless,

Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Ephesians 6:18
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Romans 8:25-27
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Matthew 21:22
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

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