Monday, May 21, 2012

Faith.

We wear it on our necks and advertise it on our shelves.  We hang reminders to BELIEVE on our walls and sometimes toss it around in conversation like it's easy.    

But when life is coming at you too fast to think, it is what sustains. 



After the decision to accept Christ and become a believer is made (and sealed forever) we aren't done with it. 

We need it to walk into the strange place she now calls home and assure her everything is okay.

We need it when our parenting seems to be taking two steps backwards for every one step ahead.

We need it when we pray for healing and patience.  And we don't get the answer to either one, or at least not the answer we hoped for.

We need it when our babies are graduating and enlisting and planning weddings.

We need it to wake up tomorrow and do it all again. 

It has to be more than letters carved out pretty.  It has to be alive. And active.

Because God said.... but without faith it is impossible to please Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
Oh, how I want to please Him with the mess I call my life.

But how can we believe when our souls are numb, our bodies exhausted and we can't see or understand what's ahead?  


Believing God, Beth Moore


Because He is.
Still.


1000 Gifts #801 - 810

the outlet of written word
notes from studies that ring true years later
warm breezes on a Friday outing
his questions, her answers
finally letting it out
signed contracts
Teri watching them so we can visit her
family is stronger
watching him ride without training wheels
9 days left in this school year

What 'ya thankful for? 


Happy Monday y'all!



3 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this reminder. YES, He IS... always.. still. Your family is beautiful! And your story of how the five of you came to be is one of faith and surrender! So glad I met you here today. Thanks for stopping by the Overflow, too.

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  2. We are also a family of 5 - girls :) Isn't it amazing how God brings us to this point in our lives. Love your list. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amy. God is most definitely amazing!

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