Riley – Challenging

Riley – Challenging

The reason for choosing this word is learning how to sail, learning more about God and what bringing the glory to Him really looks like, and practices for devoting more time to God to be with God.

First learning how to sail has been a wonderful experience from hoisting the mainsail to now hoisting the foresail.  The mainsail has one person on the peak halyard, one person on the throat halyard and two people on the sheet lines.  The sheetlines control what side of the ship the sail is on and the two on halyards raise and lower the sail. When the ship is ready to sail the mainsail is the first sail to be raised. While raising the mainsail the two sides of the sail throat and peak need to be raised at the same speed otherwise it will make raising the sail difficult.  It was challenging to learn how to raise the sail and at the same time learning to raise the sail at the same speed as your team member.  During the first week of learning, I learned about the twelve spiritual disciplines and the seven pitfalls when putting them to practice. Putting these disciplines to practice and keep in mind what to avoid while doing them is a challenge.  Jesus has shown me the positive characteristics of others through service.  As I strive to serve Jesus and serve others.  Jesus has put it on my heart to pick up the towel and serve others through serving Jesus has given me joy.