Posts Tagged ‘faith’

Philippians 4:6

I once read the statement, “The more you worry, the less faith you have”.  Ouch!  That’s convicting.  I have great faith; enough to cover me and countless friends and family members, but I still worry at times.  Some of the things that I worry about are small, but others are large.

“Where will we go for vacation?”  

“Will I have enough time to complete my to-do list?”

“Will I make it to my destination on time?” 

“Am I a good wife, parent, and friend?”

“Are my prayers bold?”

“Do I pray enough?” 

“Will my children always follow God?” 

When I catch myself feeling guilty (convicted) for having the audacity to stress out about things over which God reigns, I worry that I don’t have enough faith.

Philippians 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”.

I am thankful for the knowledge that not only does He hear our prayers and know our thoughts, but He has already worked out all of the details and He knows what we need before we know what we need.

The song below was suggested by a former manager at work.  It aided me during some very tough times and still reminds me that God is sovereign, there’s nothing He can’t do, and He provides our every need in perfect timing.  I need to take my worries to the Lord in prayer.

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Happy New Year!

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118: 24

I pray that 2012 brings about much joy and thankfulness for whatever God brings into your life this year.  If you don’t know Him, or have fallen away from a relationship with Him, my prayer is that He will reveal Himself to you and that you will accept Him as your Lord and Savior and make the choice to follow him for the rest of your life.  May your heart and actions outwardly show your dedication to Him.

If you’re the resolution-making kind, here’s to hoping that you’re able to accomplish everything that you set out to change about your life. 

With God all things are possible.  Matthew 19:26

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In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God’s purposes, and what it means to live with joy. Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic. Today, she faces a new battle: unrelenting pain.

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Love to all!

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