Thursday, February 19, 2015

Having faith...

Today is a difficult day.
Today, we take our daughter Emily for some pretty important tests, the results could be life changing. I'm quickly drawn to The Lord during dark times. he is my Comfort & Strength.

Faith is mentioned many times in the Bible. Many people in the Bible displayed their faith in many ways. Ways I cannot comprehend. Abraham was called to have faith as he offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice. A sacrifice that as a mom or dad we can't imagine... But he did and God was faithful.
It is a concept that is difficult to wrap your mind around.

What meaning does the dictionary give for faith?
Faith (noun) : firm belief in something for which there is no proof: complete trust
Faith (verb) : believe, trust

Both of those definitions can be interpreted different ways. But I also know the dictionary was written by man. Who says there's no proof? I feel as though there are times in my life that I can see my faith. My faith in Him.

According to Hebrews 11:1 
 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Again, difficult to wrap your mind around. But I know it's true, scripture is real. It says in 2 Timothy 3:16 that all scripture in God-breathed.

Like I said today is tough, it's as though we must turn Emily over as a sacrifice, but we also need to remember what our God says. To trust Him, deeply.
When I look at this particular situation, what I see makes no sense. My mommy heart can't understand, but now is not the time to question. Now is the time to have faith.

2 Corinthians 4:18 says,
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

I'm making an intentional effort to see faith as a verb. I believe and I trust Him.

Today, I cling to this....

We live by faith, not by sight.~ 2 Corinthians 5:7

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A new day...

I am a self proclaimed creature of habit.....
At 6am my feet hit the kitchen floor, one eye open...
The first thing I do is hit the power button on my Keurig, I want my cup of coffee steaming hot!
Next, I whip out 4 lunches... This takes approximately 30 mins.
At 6:30 I make a nice cup of coffee, made the same way~ 2 Splendas and half & half... sit down in "my" spot on the couch & watch the news, same channel Fox45...until it's time to wake Mira.
As a stay at home mom & business helper to Greg... My days are somewhat planned & routine.. Other than the occasional hiccup... Someone's sick, dr appt, run for Greg etc.

Today was a new day....
Granted all those things still happened but I made a conscious effort to do things differently.
I was convicted...
I ask God for many things in my prayers, as if I've rubbed the magic lamp & have been granted a number of wishes. My prayers don't seem selfish, but my actions are. I ask... But NEVER stop to listen.
I don't listen, I hurry around to my next thought, my next commitment, distractions....


For me: tv (usually just the noise of it) 
Phone calls/texts
Instagram (minimally)
Pinterest (huge for me... I LOVE it!)

God may be speaking to me but If my mind is always distracted by noise & stuff, I may not hear Him. Today, I decided to listen for Gods whisper.

Today I heard Him.

In my quiet time this morning God revealed an area of my life that I need to work on. An area of good intention, that can be deceiving.

I will share that in my next post.

It makes me wonder what I've missed being clouded by my distractions.
He HAS spoken, what didn't I hear?