Saturday, June 14, 2008

Walk by faith..had to put my dad in the nursing home..please pray!

Friday, June 13, 2008
Walk by faith
"Faith is walking out onto a ledge of nothing, expecting to find something there."

The idea of faith in today's society is that of which we don't see too often anymore. We live in a world of science and factual evidence. Believing in something you can't see or prove is considered to be very naive. As Christians however, Christ calls us to have ultimate faith.

"Walk by faith, not by sight," is a phrase most of us are very familiar with, but do we ever think about what that truly means? His word tells us this concerning faith,

"These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world."~1 Peter 1:7

How many of us can really say that we apply this to our everyday lives? When our husband loses his job, can we honestly say that we praise the Lord for giving us a trial to strengthen our faith in HIM? Yet, that's exactly what we should be doing. HE doesn't give us trials in our lives for punishment. Quite the opposite, in fact. HE loves us so much that it is HIS intention to strengthen our faith and our walk. If we begin to see our faith as "more precious then mere gold," it is my belief that we can be on the road to living a truly abundant life in HIM.

Dear Lord,
Help us to see our trials as great, glorious opportunities to build our faith in you. You see us exactly as we are and for that we are so grateful. Let us challenge ourselves to live more for you everyday and to be obedient to your living word.
In your son's name we pray,

We had to put my dad in the nursing home last night for at least a week..we were up for three straight nights with mom had a good angiogram now just seeing if she has any blood clots..they still are not sure what is causing the shortness of breath but she does have a few things wrong with the parts of the heart but no major blockage which is a huge God Watch as she had triple by pass five years ago...hugs, cheryl

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