Sunday, December 20, 2009

Every Good Gift

So it's pretty much exciting when you wait on the Lord and He blesses you! The Lord has been showing me the importance of faith, the true meaning of going somewhere and not knowing. The point being I have faith that He will lead me in the right direction. It's not easy to wait on the Lord or to let go of situations but He is faithful to bring us through. He will not lead you into a situation that He does not know the outcome to. Nothing catches Him by surprise.

God takes my hand and guides my steps.

He will give us the strength to face each and every new day. He will give us what we need each moment of each day. We just have to walk in that faith, trusting and believing He will. I know that sometimes I put restraints on Him, thinking something is too small or too big, but He can handle it all and that needs to be enough for me. Though I may want to do it myself, thinking I can get it done faster and better, it's He that does in such a way that' s better then my sweetest dreams. I couldn't plan things better or make things happen quite like He does.

He makes everything beautiful in HIS TIME. That's something to remember His time not our time.

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the begining to the end." Ecclesiastes 3:11

"So faith comes from hearing and hearing from the word of Christ." Romans 10:17

Thursday, December 17, 2009

- Trust and Obey -

There is a quote from a movie I watched once it said, "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." ....... just something to keep in mind as we face our day to day.

Sometimes I lose focus, sometimes I lose sight of what's really important. I think I get so caught up in life and what I'm doing that I leave something important behind. What you may ask, let me tell you... HIM. If you're wondering who HIM is well it's Jesus. I lose sight that He can handle all my fears and doubts. That He can handle all my anxious thought, that nothing is too big or too small. He just wants me to come to Him, to cry out to Him, He waits ever so patiently for me.
Yet it seems often that even thought I know this it takes me a while to get there. I tend to cry out to friends and family before turning to the ONE who can hold my hand, the ONE who can truly do something about what I'm going through. The ONE who knows my thoughts before I think them and still wants to hear them. With Someone like that in my life why is it that I turn to those who will fail me , hurt me and let me down? (Not that they do, it's just they are human and make mistakes, HE however never makes mistakes, He is faithful in ALL HIS promises!)
Please don't get me wrong I love having my girl time and calling them up when my world goes pear shaped. I'm just saying that before I turn to them I should go to the ONE who made the world, then to my friends and family whom I know love me and care so much about me.
I'm going to leave you with the verse of the day ....
"May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy." Colossians 1:11

I like to remember something, it's not how you fall it's how quickly you get back up when you do. Don't let life get you down, not even if it's raining and you're praying for sun. Because without the rain we wouldn't have flowers.