Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 393 ~ I Am Second Challenge Day 15 of 22

This is Day 15 of my challenge... {and} my fifteenth video...

... The Scruggs... had a story book life and love.  While love struck at first sight for the both of them, they were also blessed with success, an ocean view home... However, their lives together were lacking something money could not buy.  Jeff had been oblivious to Cheryl's feelings and actions... which then took them down the road of divorce.  What happened next in their lives only God could have had a hand in it...  

The Scruggs: I am Second 

If only all divorces would end the way the Scruggs' did... then we would all be just as blessed.

Jeff and Cheryl's story has really touched my heart.  

If only we would allow God into our lives more often, and keep Him there... It makes me wonder of the amazing things that could happen.

Most, myself included, have often allowed God into our lives but get discouraged  when life gets tough and give up before giving Him a chance to do His work within us... and our lives.  

The Scruggs are a wonderful example that we can not give up hope... we can not give up on God... we can not give up on ourselves.

We need to have faith... have patience... we need to hang in there... and be prepared for God's wonderful ride.  

How else would this work?  It hasn't with me at the helm and control of my life.

They say why fix it if it's not broken?  I say why keep doing the same thing and get  the same results?

I say... I have to leave it to God... surrender to Him..  Give Him full control of my life... because He is first... and I am second. 

We are Second when we put Jesus First. Seconds are bold to lift up Jesus and tell others. Are you ready to become a stronger Second?

I challenge YOU to take the I Am Second [22] Day Challenge... Can you spare maybe fifteen minutes in a day?
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.  ~John 13:34-35 (NIV)

[here's to you finding your... ]


... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Couldn't have said it better, Carla!

During troubled times, I lift it all up to Him. I know everything happens for a reason, and He will never give me a burden that I can't handle.

It's always about faith. Always. :)

Shannon Milholland said...

This reminds me so much of Scott's life without Jesus when I met him. He had all the earthly treasures the world could offer but no joy. So thankful God nudged me to offer him hope!

Courtney G said...

You always have to hang in there no matter what!;)

Barb W. said...

Lovely and so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. said...

What an inspiring post! Thank you for sharing this couple's story!