In Faith

Sunday, March 6, 2011

We are to thank God in Faith. We are to know that he will work. We are to know that he loves us deeply. We are to know that sometimes what we want is not the best for us.

And in that we thank him too.

Karen talks about thanking God for what he is going to do. We may not know the answer yet or the exact way that the story is going to play out. But he does. That is what is important. To be humble, faithful, teachable. To be used in God's story. To play the background as Lecrae puts it.

Psalm 31:21 says, Praise be to the LORD, for he showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city. This verse really brings joy to me. During the time of sickness and trial that we have been having over the past month, the Lord really has shown his love for us. Our amazing church body has surrounded us with prayer, friends have brought meals, and family has watched Siena. It has felt like we were in a besieged city. Satan was getting us at every angle. Communication was lacking, health was failing, sleep was nowhere to be found. But still there was light.

Colossians 2:6-7
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. We are to overflow with thankfulness. All the time. Not just in happy go lucky moments and easy seasons of life. In all circumstances and in all situations. Even the hard ones.

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Sometimes we do not see the next act of the play. But we are certain that God loves us. We can most certainly ask him for things, sometimes getting a yes, sometimes a no, and sometimes a later.

JOB Day 12 - Write down something you're grateful for that you do not yet see the outcome but you know God is working

**If you desire to cultivate a heart of thankfulness & are willing to try it for 31 days (give or take - there is always grace here) - post a comment during any of my blogs that relate to thankfulness.
I will send you a gift at the end to show my thankfulness for you. If you are curious what the JOB is read my post here.

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