Thursday, April 16, 2009

Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death!

  • The greatest possession you have is the 24 hours directly in front of you. "For there is a time there for every purpose and for every work". Ecclesiastes 3:17

  • Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. "Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." Deuteronomy 31:6

  • True faith and courage are like a kite-an opposing wind raises it higher."But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

  • When confronted with a Goliath-sized problem, which way do you respond: "He's too big to hit or like David, "He's too big to miss"? "The Lord that delivereth me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of the Philistine." I Samuel 17:37

  • Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up. "Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. " Hebrews 12:2

  • It is good to remember that the tea kettle, although up to its neck in hot water, continues to sing. Rejoice evermore. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thessalonians 5:16-18

  • Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses among thorns. "Finally, brethern, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8


Jesus said they are barely worth a penny. "Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will. Matthew 10:29
Yet of the world's nine thousand bird species, Jesus singled out the least noticed and most insignificant of birds to make a point.
If God takes time to keep his eyes on every sparrow, -where it is going and whether or not its needs are being met-then surely he must keep tabs on you/me. Intimately. Personally. Every detail in mind.
The Bible points to eagles to underscore courage and power, and speaks of doves as symbols of peace and contentment. However, God uses sparrows to teach a lesson about trust. Just as he tenderly cares for the tiny bird, noting when it falls to the much more does he care and notice us who are formed in his likeness? The sparrow reminds us that HE is worthy of our trust and our greatest confidence.
Many times we are beaten and broken down by others but we must remember that God walks in when everyone has walked out. We have to invite him because he only comes if we ask him to. Who else do we turn to in our darkest hours when we feel all alone? God has been faithful in my life and I know he taken care of me and my family. I never want to ever lose his mercy and grace because it far extends this world. He is gentle and does not push himself on us. He just opens himself up and gives us a steady hand as we march through the swamps of life. We are one nation under God and whether we want to believe it or not, God has blessed all of us!!
If you are doubting today, remember to "Cast all your cares upon Him, for he cares for you. I Peter 5:7
When things go wrong, don't go wrong with them.
Today has been somewhat of a down day for me again. I think it is mostly from the stuff they had me drink for my tests. It has made me sick but I'll soon be over it. Just giving myself time to recover. Other than that, the day was absolutely gorgeous!
I sure hope you enjoyed your day. Thank you again for the comments. They mean so much.
Love to all,
P.S. The formatting has been messed up for awhile. I'm not sure why it scrunches everything together. It doesn't look like that in my preview. Oh well, you get the idea of what I'm trying to say....:-)


Anonymous said...

Very inspiring Leah!

A great blog today.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Vernie said...

Yes, Leah, the weather is simply beautiful! I walked down to Piedmont Park today during lunch and the air was so fresh and clean. Seems like all the park animals were just as happy as they could be, so I decided to mimmick them and walk with a smile! Hope you feel better as the week-end goes along. Will check in on you! Love ya! Vernie

Anonymous said...

I am encouraged and inspired by your blog. Praying for you today!

Tina Sims Fleetwood

irish daisies said...

I just wanted to drop a not and say I am praying for you.