Tuesday, December 10, 2013

GOD Sized Faith

Wow, those 'little' boys pictured here...these are my babies.  My little men...those same that aren't so little any more.  Each day they learn a little more, leave another step to life that they've already lived, they grow a bit, and they reveal another touch of who our God has created them to be.  Each day is another day of chances to teach, opportunities to take, and life to live.  Yes, those are two of my dearest people....how I love them so!

Next to that tree, they look SO SMALL.  Next to the trains, SO BIG.  Even as they grow and walk in their lives, so much of what they see and what they believe will be based on PERCEPTION.  I pray I can instill in them that it should always be God and HIS word that they compare themselves to.  And never the world and it's ways....through experience and through others. 
And to teach them as I have been taught.....
That our faith will only be as big or as strong as our
perception of God is.
Let me not limit or dumb down how they see our God.
Let me not hinder the hearts of innocent faith.
Let me not be in the way of knowing and seeing the God that we serve for who HE is, not who any man says He is.
Let their faith be alive and be GOD SIZED FAITH....not man sized.
At the end of this Shriners Day, we have a boy with a brace that's now hinged!  He felt as if he was walking on the moon!  A new feeling.  Exciting!  ALIVE!
Let their faith be the same!
Let them always know and always see that each new place in their lives will require a NEW measure of faith.
At the end of each of those crises', those challenges, AND those blessings....will be a stretched heart, a new view, and an even deeper faith!!!
And still, it can never be as big or as grand as the one we serve!
Today I believe God and I let His light shine through 'being Mom'.  On my own, parenting gets messy, sticky, and even sadly disastrous at times!  Only by grace and through faith do tender hearts get what they need from me.  Thank you Jesus that your strength is made perfect in my weakness!  And yet again, I thank you for trusting these 3 to me!
Phonics drill time....he crawled into her lap and she would whisper her answers into his ear for him to say.  Now that's some great, spontaneous Pre-Schooling brought to you by Gracie!
And on another completely unrelated note.....this is the first of 2 legwarmers for my little teacher!

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1
And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. 
Acts 3:16
What does the scripture say?  Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. 
Romans 4:3
According to your faith be it unto  you.
Matthew 9:26b
Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17
Let them always BELIEVE You God...every day of their lives and with every test of their faith!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

To believe

I believe in God.

I believe in the saving grace of Jesus.


But....do I always Believe Him?!?!?!
  That's a game changer isn't it?
Yes, I would say so.....
Today, I won't believe the world.  Today, I won't believe the enemy.  Today, I will drown those whispers of self doubt & self conviction with a truth that's been too easily overlooked by me these days of late.....
He loves me with an everlasting love.  Me.  You.  Yes, everlasting.  Love.  Even me.  And....in spite of me.  His love isn't based on my ideas....but His truths.  Today, I will believe Him.

Without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek Him.  Hebrews 11:6

Lord, let me not be conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of my mind, that I might prove what is that good, perfect, and acceptable will of YOU.  (Isaiah 54:10)