Happy Monday to you
Hope you had a most pleasant weekend.
Our's was pretty uneventful but pleasant and fun.
We re-watched Amish Grace on Friday, then
watched "The Money Pit" on Saturday, we have
seen it before but a long time ago, and was
reminded of it by a post from Susan over at
between naps on the porch. It is a pretty funny
movie...........sure wouldn't want to be living
it tho!! This movie will make you laugh and
make you thankful............thankful........ you
don't own their house!! lol
The highlight of our weekend was church,
our fav smoothie, getting groceries at Wally
World, cause we were out of everything,
and Scott and Megan came over last night
to get Joey and to visit and had Cranberry
Chicken salad with us. We haven't had
that for awhile, so that was fun too!!
Guess I had best get started on our next
segment on Adversity.
We will be talking about dealing with
Fear again, so here is Adversity tip
Remember that the opposite of faith is fear
so we must guard our hearts against it and
take this verse below to heart.
without faith it is impossible to please God,
believe that he exists and that he rewards
those who earnestly seek him.
I can tell you first hand this is true, true, true.
Something that has helped me immensely
in this fear area for years now I heard from
Joyce Meyers about 7 or 8 years ago, and
that is when you are feeling fearful to Just say
"I trust you Lord, I trust you Lord, I trust you Lord,
and you might need to do it over and over again,
but making that declaration of faith is an amazing
thing. The Lord understands our lack of faith at
times and here is a great example from scripture
of what someone says at a time like that.
" 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is
possible for him who believes."
Immediately the boy's father exclaimed,
"I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief
God doesn't just expect us to trump this stuff
up on our own, that is why we need Jesus.
I rec'd an email some time ago that just made my
heart sing, and I guess that is because sometimes
non believers can tell you some situation that just
seems horrible and it just stops you in your tracks
and you are left wondering what in the world should
you say in God's defense. Well, the story from that
email was the direct dilemma this one christian lady
found herself in as she was talking with her hairdresser.
Her hairdresser told her because of the mess the
world was in she just did not believe God existed,
and the lady just didn't know how to turn that around,
so she sat there thinking Lord what do I say,
and nothing came to her. A while later,
the hairdresser finished up her hair, and she
paid her and left the shop, as she was leaving the
shop.... she happened to see this man who was
very dirty and unkempt andhe had greasy, messy,
tangled and disqusting looking hair, and an idea
came to her.........so she went back to her hair-
dresser and said come her, look at this man....
see how unkempt he is and look at his hair, now
I don't believe there is such a thing as a
hairdresser, and the hairdresser said of course
there is I just finished doing your hair, and the
woman said yes, but look at that man's hair....
there could not possibly be a hairdresser
or that mans hair wouldn't be such a mess, so
the hairdresser said well, it's not my fault if
he want come to me.............
and the lady said exactly, so it is with God,
it is not his fault people will not come to Him either.
I tell that story not just for someone who may not
believe in God or Jesus, but sometimes even
those of us who do, are still living in unbelief and
as if He doesn't exist..... many times we have not
because we ask not,
according to James 4:2
You want something but don't get it. You
want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have,
because you do not ask God.
And of course, we need to ask with right
motives and a pure heart,
Many times we are trying to live life on our
own and completely leaving God out of the
picture, and we tie his hands of blessing.
So if we need courage, faith or strength or
for God to take your fear away why not call
on the one who loves us and can supply
those things. He is like any Good Daddy
He promises to meet our needs.
(not our wants or greeds, altho he will many
times give us our wants or desires but I
believe there is a condition on that
you the desires of your heart.
but his promise is to meet our needs as you
will see in
what you will eat or drink; or about your body,
what you will wear. Is not life more important than food,
and the body more important than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap
or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies
of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is
here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not
much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
For the pagans run after all these things, and your
heavenly Father knows that you need them.
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Now I realize some people might not like or relate to
the Daddy analogy because some Daddy's are not
good Daddy's, and might possibly have been abusive
or mean, and trust me I understand that.............
but there is one Daddy
you can always count on, and that is our
Great and Awesome Abba Father...God!!
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you;
Something I learned a long time ago is that
we either have to choose to believe God's word,
the Bible is true, which means all of it is true,
or none of it is true and must be a lie............
we can't pick and choose the verses that we want
to believe but throw the rest out.............
our christian life will never work for us like that!!
Stay Tuned for next week
when we will talk about some of the reasons
for Adversity in our lives...........
What is God up to anyway!!!
If you missed Part 2 of the series
If you missed Part l, click on Part 2
and there will be a link there to Part l.
Thanks for much for stopping in,
and for your encouraging comments.
Have a Marvelous Monday!!
Hugs, and blessings Galore,