Sunday, May 29, 2011
Who is God to you?
God is our shepherd. In Psalm 23 it says, "The Lord is My Shepherd." The Hebrew name for God is Our Shepherd is Yahweh-Rohi. It means protector,comforter, Guide. I love knowing that on this journey I have a Guide. Someone to protect me from harm and comfort me when the going gets rough. All I have to do is call on Him and He is there. What joy and peace this brings me as I hope it does for you too.
God has been showing me some amazing things regarding faith. The Bible says that faith is the things hoped for and the evidence unseen. My personal journey has taken me on many roads in which my faith has been tested and tried. In the midst of trials and suffering is where God says Let me handle this. He gives us the strength to endure and the wisdom and hope in Him that we will get to the other side.
It is tempting to put God on the backburner or to blame Him for the trial or get angry at Him but if we abide in Him, He will abide in us and equip us with everything we need for that particular season in our life. I use to pray for God to keep me out of trials but I have found, as it says in James 1, that if we count it all joy when we encounter trials for it will produce patience.
Notice it does not say "if" but "when". We all at some point in our life will encounter a trial that may seem it is too big for God or that we will never get through it, but if you just stand firm and run to God and look for His wisdom, you will find yourself stronger and better in the Lord than you were before.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I have been so encouraged lately by how God is prompting me to just be available. By me just being free and not tied up I have been so blessed to be able to minister to others. It may not be a big deal to some, but it really touches my heart to take the time to just be there when someone needs it. How encouraging it would be if we just kept our schedules open for a little one on one time for our friends and loved ones. It is a blessing.
Monday, March 14, 2011
It is so hard at times to trust. We live in a scary world and we have been trained to second guess just about everything. Lately I have been learning what it means to live on faith. A key component in faith is trust. I must remind myself to have a "childlike"faith. Children do not have difficulty trusting. They don't think about it, they just do it. I pray that I can return to my childlike faith and trust in God to be my security always. If I am to live a life of radical obedience I must begin with trust.