Friday, January 30, 2009

Believing the One in Whom I Believe

Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. Deuteronomy 8:2-3

I have shared with several friends lately (and in a couple of my blogs) about how God has recently given me an increased measure of faith. Because of all of the situations and problems that have arisen in my past that God has seen me through, I can rest assured that nothing will happen in the future that is too big for Him to handle.

Of course, as I begin sharing that with more and more folks, I will once again be tested.

This week has brought with it a series of unforeseen events that have caught me somewhat more than off guard. (I am so thankful that nothing thrown my way ever catches God of guard!) I have had to make a choice as to how to react to the circumstances that have arisen. I could either get in a tither, sit and worry, or I could give the situation over completely to God and pray, "Not my will but your will be done." I have chosen to do the latter, and God has given me His peace.

For me to do anything less than trust God in this new set of situations would make me a complete and total hypocrite when all I have done as of late is talk of His unfailing faithfulness. Either I believe He is who He says He is or I'm all talk and no action. As Beth Moore asked, "Are you believing the God in whom you believe?"

Yes, I am.

Hebrews 11:6 -And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

5 comments:

  1. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! YOU ARE THE BEST SUPER MOM!!!

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  2. Oh yes, the pesky tests that come right after taking a stand. Argh. However -- you will shine even brighter as you walk THROUGH!

    Bless you dear!
    Beth

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  3. Girl, in my experience God never gives us a test he doesn't think us ready for...you are ready...He has prepared you for this day...continue to lean on HIS everlasting arms and He will lead and guide your (growing you in the process) every step!! It is in the fire that impurities are burned away! This is for your good and GOD'S glory!

    So pray on, read the word more and let Him do the rest! :)

    I love you sister friend!

    K

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  4. What a great post...stand in your faith and He will see you through. You will be stronger for it too!

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  5. Oh yes, I have been there! We have to stand behind the words we write, don't we? May He continue to give you the strength to stand. Hang in there my friend! He will see you through!

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