Ponder…Pain for a Purpose

God gives us a vision, then takes us to the valley to batter us into the shape of that vision.
-Oswald Chambers

I’m ready for the valley…ready for pain for a purpose.

How has or is God using the valley the batter you into the shape of the vision He has given you?

With courage, Katie


  1. Have you listened to the newest Addison Road CD, yet? (Stories) In March they lost everything (including every piece of clothing) when their tour bus exploded and burned to the ground in five minutes from start to finish. (Also, since then, they've had their tour bus stolen twice.) Their pain has brought them to the place where they have questioned their careers.

    Below is the new CD in quotes as it relates to your point to ponder. I'd recommend checking the asterisk'ed songs out first. :)

    Will you walk away when the fire gets hot, or fight another day… (#1 Fight Another Day***)
    Every day I'm closer to who I'm meant to be, I'm a change in the making… (#2 Change in the Making***)
    There will be days when you want to give up, when the clouds settle in, but after the rain comes the sun, don't you ever forget… (#3 This Little Light of Mine***)
    When life's insane and everything's crazy, You carry me through the pain and You won't let me go… (4 won't let me go)
    You find a way to replace my pain with love… (5 need you now)
    Can I fall apart right into Your arms – show me life… (6 show me life)
    Today I lost a friend of mine, I never even got to say goodbye…- (7 don't wait)
    Show me how to feel again I come to You with open hands, teach me to be real again… (8 where it all begins)
    You're changing me inside and I'm finding who I am in You… (#9 Who I Am in You***)
    if this is my journey, show me Your road, where ever you lead in this world I wanna go… (#10 My Story***)

  2. This album is now in my collection, Sherri! Loving it! Thanks for the reminder…and the background on Addison Road…I hadn't heard any of that.

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