So, two days gone and 20 CEU hours accomplished. My goal is ambitious but doable. Tomorrow, I will fulfill the last 10 hours and renew my license in time to see my patients Monday. So, I am motivated to accomplish my goal.
Thinking about that a bit, I realized that goals are really easy to accomplish if you set the goal realistically and have the proper motivation to do it. It has to mean something to you. It has to be realistic. That being said, all that is the easy way which does not grow you as a person of faith. I can do this of my own power no problem. Big whoop. To grow faith, you live close to the Lord and motivate yourself trying to please Him. Then your goal is whatever He puts on your heart and mind to do and then He gives you the power to do it. It may or may not be realistic but my favorite verse is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”❤
My kids and my kids at church I teach learned about “faith”. It is a buzz word people use but I don’t think they really understand it or its power. “Faith” is believing the truth of something despite never seeing it personally. We can have faith that we will wake up in the morning based on the truth of our experience that we always have. We can have faith that the chair will hold us. So on. But when we have faith in God, that becomes supernatural because He and His truth, found in prayer and the Bible, are the only definite/absolute truth we have. And that opens a bridge between our physical neediness and God’s unlimited love and power. Faith puts us at the foot of His glorious throne and we realize His love is greater for us than we imagined and all the obstacles melt away. It is just you and God in that moment. And the greater the faith, the greater the connection to God and there is its power and value. ❤
I want to start by saying that God is incredibly good and answers prayers. We are all well and our power just came back on so I could tell you all. We live in central Florida, so we took the brunt of the collapsing eye of the storm. I had fasted and prayed through breakfast and lunch and prayed all the day it was headed toward Florida and us. I asked the Lord to lower the intensity, keep people safe, and encourage people to pray and draw close to the Lord. And He answered those prayers. God is so good and n is the only One bigger than any hurricane. Yay! Praise God. So this morning, we awoke to trees down around us, debris all over the place and we joined our amazing neighborbood in cleanup efforts and everyone pitched in to clear the roads and then yards and cut up fallen trees and branches, so many of them. (My neighbor who never wanted to trim her enormous oak trees, God just trimmed- one gone and one split in half.) No one’s windows were broken, no roofs broken, no cats were broken and that is all God’s prayer answers because there were trees and limbs everywhere. God is good, friends. Draw close to Him. He can do powerful things in your life too. I saw and felt His power and love. I so want everyone to experience that too. Amazing. Praise God!❤❤❤
I wanted the world to know that God is way bigger than any hurricane. A lot of us Christians in Florida and otherwise have been fasting and praying to Almighty God for protection and provision and to break down the hurricane faster and make it not devastating. God answers, and He has already tuned down the power some. God is so very good and answers prayer. Pray with us. Just pray. God is the only One stronger than a hurricane and faith and prayer releases His power to us. God loves us and you so very much!!❤❤❤
Peace only comes from God. You can have temporary calm from other sources, but lasting peace only comes from God. Why? Because He is powerful and huge enough that nothing can threaten or stir Him. His peace is a natural makeup if His because He knows who He is. His confidence exudes what we know to be from His natural enormity and wisdom and power and love and all that makes Him who He is. Also, He knows everything. There is no uncertainty with God. And even though He gives us free will, He still knows what we will choose. He knows everything past, now and future. We have uncertainty because we do not have the ability to know the future. That is God’s alone. Demons and Satan cannot do that. We cannot. Only God knows. So even though we have much much uncertainty, we can be certain about one thing. God knows. God is certain. So to have peace, we just have to be certain that God is certain (called faith), make Him your Heavenly Father because He wants to save you and loves you, and cozy up to Him. We can have peace because we are on the side of the God of peace. Our uncertainty is just ours so we rely on God who is not uncertain about any topic. Our peace is faith in Him. ❤❤❤