Thursday, August 13, 2015

Psalm 126: Statistical Grace

Psalm 126:3
Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Lord has done great things for us! We are glad!
I'm thankful, extremely thankful!!!  Today, I finished a course in statistics by taking a proctored final examination at the Penn State Harrisburg.  You see, I'm not naturally gifted in the mathematical sciences.  I tend to excel in creative writing.
Give me symbolism or give me...symbolism.
Yet, I finished well today, and I can only attribute it to God pouring out His grace.  From the beginning of the course in May, I know that in order to be successful in statistics, grace would be absolutely imperative. 
Statistics was one of those subjects that required a great amount of studying, but God empowered me to understand the foreign topics of discreet random variables, chi-square analysis, and regression.  In my natural weakness, His grace prevailed allowing me to finish well.
Applying this concept to my path here on earth, walking out my faith as I live this life, my confidence is bolstered that His grace empowers me in areas much more vital than a four-credit college course.  His grace empowers me to walk out holiness and live righteously.  His grace gives me the strength to say, "no" to temptation.  These qualities are vital, eternal qualities. 
Yet, God has a plan, even in statistics.  He is building a future in which I will influence many for Him and finishing statistics brings me a little closer to that future.
The Lord has done great things for me, and I am glad! 

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