I’ve been down and out lately; Sick with the flu, keeping busy and living a careful life to the Lord. Mostly just sick with the flu LOL! I wondered how I would do it all, but then a friend reminded me that I don’t; God does. See in my weakness Christ is made strong; which means I count on God’s strength to redeem my lack of consistency. We are forever supposed to rely on the Lord to fight for us because he is mighty, he knows the roads blindfolded. I realized that if I continue to try to please God with my own solutions and power, I shame the cross that Jesus so humbly allowed Himself to be pinned to. My goal for this week is to not ask God for anything and in return give over everything; praise power, will, strength, prayer. I want to practice more application and less mouthacation if you know what I mean. Okay so Here we go: Will you see the little things in life that God has given? Will you acknowledge with me the beauty of the life that he gave? If so, stay right there and Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are..
37. My soul
38. Time with kids
39. My fears
A Gift Silent, Still, Strong:
41. The air I breathe
42. The Lord’s hand
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
9 Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. 10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. 11 The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.
12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.
16 So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. 18 He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession
In your struggling this week where can you seek an opportunity for God’s great Joy?? I’d like to hear.