What you say vs. What God says

I have to reblog this! What wisdom the bible gives us! You can get no better wisdom than from the words found in the Bible. Thank you for this post. Wisdom is better than riches as stated in Proverbs 8:11: For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

The Isaiah 53:5 Project

Bumping an older post. Call it lazy blogging if you want, I’m OK with that. 🙂

We have an amazing God, don’t we?

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You Say:  “It’s impossible.”

God says: “All things are possible” (Luke 18:27)

You say: “I am too tired”

God says:  “I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28-30)

You say:  “I cant go on.”

God says:  “My grace is sufficient.”  (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say:  “Nobody really loves me.”

God says:  “I love you.”  (John 3:16 & John 13:34)

You say:  “I cant figure things out.”

God says:  “I will direct your steps.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

You say:  “I can’t do it.”

God says:  “You can do all things.”  (Philippians 4:13)

You say:  ” I’m not able.”

God says:  ” I am able.” (II Corinthians 9:8)

You say:  “It’s not worth it.”

God says:  “It will be worth it.” (Romans 8:28)

You say:  “I can’t forgive…

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Tuesdays Truths: My life experiences with the truth

Happy days of 1994

Sometimes you find the love of your life, but it doesn’t last a lifetime.

The love of my life was unexpected.  He came into my life before I was a Christian (although I was a believer).  He was an obnoxious merchant mariner who pursued me with a passion that won my respect and my heart eventually.  We had a very happy time together.  Looking back it was as if, he was spending the last six months of his life with me and loving every minute.  He was my beloved, but he had his fair share of issues…not where our love was concerned, but it affected our life.  This young man was highly educated, with a genius level IQ, but was in the middle of a divorce from a girl he never loved and had spent his younger years experimenting with drugs.  I was naïve enough to think that my goodness would be enough.  He died tragically at Christmas by drowning at age 31.  My life would never be the same, but I am so grateful for the love we enjoyed during that time.  That was over 21 years ago and I carry him with me still.

 

Just because are a Christian does not mean that your life will go as you plan. 

As a bonafide Christian, you will want your life to go as God would will it.  That doesn’t mean you won’t make plans, but you will have to remember that if it is God’s will your plans may come to pass.  With that said, there is a saying “Be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it!”  So think about what you might pray for.  Is it something you want or need?

I prayed that God would send me a spouse that was a Christian, who didn’t have a drug problem, and wasn’t in the middle of a divorce.  Well, that prayer was answered, but my life didn’t go as planned!  Oh, we had the perfect wedding; we later adopted two children from Russia and had our own biological daughter. However, we experienced something that would send my husband to jail and place incredible strain on keeping the vow we took for better or for worse.  Our adoption was challenging as we endured attachment issues with our older children.  They have grown up but remain elusive.  Our youngest daughter has had to grow up without having her father around for most of her life.  He visits us when he can, but we are parted still by probation.  Why stick around, you ask?  Faith and a sacred vow.

Cling to the cross

The world and people will fail you, but faith and Jesus will be the truth you cling to.

The two stories I have related above have shown that the world and people will fail you.  Absolutely without a doubt that is true, but so is the other half of the sentence…faith and Jesus will be the truth you cling to.  I have found that if it was not for my faith and my savior, I would have had nothing to cling to.  Every time the world and people fail me (and there have been many times), my faith and Jesus have been there for me.  Yes, the road is rough, but I have 2 unfailing constants in my life.

(This photo is from Pinterest.  I have tried to find out who to give the credit to.  I would like to attribute this to the appropriate individual.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Please email me and or leave a post on this picture should you know the original source.)

 Truth and peace are the foundation of my life.

 

 

A few thoughts on church

Today I’d like to highlight a post of a fellow friend and author, Tracy Wolfe. She has written this wonderful post from the heart and I must say it was one that rang true in my life. I, too, was a believer, but didn’t go to church a lot as a kid. My biblical knowledge was very surface, I was laughed at when I prayed in Sunday School class and it affected how I felt as a believer. I never felt quite good enough. I was embarrassed that my parents didn’t take me to church. All the other kids in the neighborhood went. My friend’s mom called me a heathen. Tracy has written her thoughts and experiences so well that I could identify with her post!

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On today’s blog, I’m venturing into treacherous waters: religion.  If you’ve only known me in recent years, you may hear me talk about things like teaching Sunday School and going to softball games for the church team.  You may not know about the ups and downs I’ve had with organized religion before getting to this point.

I’m am so thankful for finally reaching the place I am now.  We are regular attendees at a church that we all love and feel accepted at.  And that is something that is much harder to find than it ought to be.

I’ve definitely gone through stages in my life where I thought everyone that went to church was a hypocrite or just waiting to judge me.

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But I was also being judgmental for assuming that all churchgoers were like that.

Many people have unfortunately had bad experiences with religion in their past.  Here…

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