Faith. A simple word, but it makes such an impact on so many lives. Especially ours. Each day is an act of faith. Each decision I make, is made on the faith that God will keep His promise. The fact that I still have three children is because of faith in a promise made by God Himself. I have recently been studying faith more intently. Faith is in the Bible a lot. But Hebrews 11:1 is the ONLY scripture in the Bible that defines what faith is. How ironic that this was the one scripture I depended on to get me through those rough days in the hospital! I even put it into words so that others would understand what I was depending on: Faith is believing with the heart what the eyes can’t see. Isn’t that what we are doing when we are depending on our Heavenly Father to heal a loved one? All of the doctor reports say this is it, nothing more can be done, time to call in the family. But with faith, we still are able to hold on to that very small strand of hope…so small like that of a mustard … [Read more...]
The Daily – Yet Another Peace Promise…
While I was mulling over what to write about today, the Lord brought me to this Scripture... When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. - Proverbs 16:7 At first glance, we may miss something. However, if we take a minute to think about what this verse is saying, we may be surprised! If we live our lives for the Lord, we know through His Word that there are MANY promises we can and will receive. However, this is an amazing promise of peace... ...He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. It is hard enough to remain in peace with our loved ones, spouses, friends, co-workers and sisters & brothers in Christ. Yet, if our lives are lived for the Lord and our walk (because of our obedience) is pleasing to Daddy God, EVEN OUR ENEMIES will be at peace with us! I find this to be incredible! Living in peace with ANYONE can be difficult if you are in relationship with them for a long period of time. To have the kind of peace … [Read more...]
The Daily – No Enemy Can Reach Me!
My husband hurt his shoulder at work yesterday and we found out that he will not be able to work for the rest of the week. No pay. We have to wait for disability bologna to work out. This takes time and a bunch of red tape to find our way through. For me, these trials are always nerve racking. Hubbie is always strong though and encourages and reminds me that God is in control and we will be OK. I wish I could tell you that I do not worry. However, it is a weakness of mine...the need to have all my ducks in a row and know what is what. Living tight and then having a financial glitch sends me into worry zone. So, I sent out my prayer request to friends--including my mentor. My mentor sent me a Scripture that totally calmed my nerves and I keep going back to it to remind myself of what GOD's WORD says and I thought I would share it with y'all! :) Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not … [Read more...]