Faith

When I need to lose weight, I ask a healthy person for advise. When I need help with my car, I will ask a mechnic. When I need help with menopause, I ask older women who went through it for advice. You go to the source.

Likewise, if we need the truth, we go to the Bible. I was going to share aspects of my strongest spiritual gift with you, that of faith, but I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to point you to Scripture instead. Sometimes plans have to change.

He rews 11 in the Bible is considered the “faith chapter”. It is especially important now to study faith and ask God to build it up. Faith, according to Hebrews 11 and the rest of the Bible is humble obedience in God as you trust Him with your life. Faith is trust in action. We prove our trust in God by living out our faith. And the importance of this cannot be overstated because we are made right with God by faith in Him and His Son. It is the only way.❤

Trusting God

I learned a long time ago that people are not to be trusted. I learned it very young and it was reinforced every day since. This goes for everyone. I used to trust myself but then I got to know me and realized that mistake. Now I make it a point to strive to be trustworthy, but now and again I have to check myself and realize how weak I am. And I realized that everyone is weak in some area (as well as strong in some area).

Except God. He is perfect, without human weaknesses. God is trustworthy. And I realized He is the only One that is.

No matter how hard we try, we are not perfect. We are boulders with windows, even the strongest of us. When hit in the right spot, we can break.

God is not vulnerable and cannot be broken. He is perfect. We cannot even fathom how faithful and true He is or how deeply pure He loves us. And God can be trusted.😄❤❤❤

Thr Opposite of Fear is Faith

When our fear is ramped, our eyes are on us, guaranteed. When our faith in God is ramped, our humble focus is on God, guaranteed. You cannot operate deep in faith in God and still be unable to function due to fear. It is impossible. Faith and focus on God is love and that drives fear away. There is no room for fear when you are operating in faith in God. It is impossible and you are not being truthful if you say otherwise. And we cannot overcome a lie with another lie, we must call it as it is and then we can fix it with humble faith and focus on God and be set free from fear. Knowing and admitting is half the battle. The second half is deciding to trust (act out your faith in) God and focus on Him.❤

Preparations

Tomorrow, my husband goes in for outpatient surgery, so please pray for him.

Today I painted after church the outside of the door and frame and the entryway wall in order to be calm for my husband, who is concerned. He wanted me close by but not too close, just how he handles things.

Band family members Lois and Ken brought over homemade chicken noodle soup and lemon cake. How sweet and thoughtful of them!

The kids will be with an excellent, reaponsible sitter so the dog will be looked after with them.

Church was wonderful And I love my little country church. It is home. And I love playing the piano and singing for church, feels good to worship the Lord with my church family and teach a women’s Bible Study on Matthew. Love it!

Prepared as possible and with many friends praying, we face the day tomorrow with peace and joy and trust in God. That is how we roll.😄❤

Faith vs. Trust

Faith is being told the road continues straight in a foreign country by a guide you trust but you cannot see it because of a thick fog that morning.

Trust is taking the steps on the unseen road into the deep fog straight ahead to get where you want to go.

You have faith your guide will not lead you off a cliff. You prove it by trusting him enough to take that step.😄❤