Faith Messages to build your faith

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Still Waiting

Lisa Buffaloe: Waiting is not easy. My body can be sitting still, but my brain races in a thousand different directions. 

   I want to try and figure out each step and what that step may mean and where the next step will lead. Life becomes all about me; thinking I have to perform and do and be, and jump through hoops, and pray, and analyze, and do, do, do, do as much as I can do, instead of resting and trusting.

    I often forget God’s ways are higher than I can even imagine. Who would have thought having Gideon whittle down his army from over 30,000 to only 300 men, then arming them with torches and pitchers would be the way to triumph over an army of over 100,000?

   Who would have thought marching around a fortified city for seven days then shouting would have brought down a huge protective wall? Who would have thought a couple WAY past their child-bearing years would have fathered a nation?

   Who would have thought a virgin would give birth to the King?

   Nothing is impossible for God, logic can only be seen from the only logical viewpoint — God’s viewpoint. He sees the eternal perspective unclouded by time and human understanding.

   We can’t see the workings, answers, and solutions working in the heavenly cosmos. Solutions often don’t make sense in our time structure, because the structure, the target is fluid, beautifully fluid to a beautifully God-orchestrated ending.

   Through the suffering, through the pain, through the wait, comes refining and preparation, and a beautiful tapestry comes into focus of the ways God has weaved His story of unfailing love.

   Are you still waiting? Behind the scenes, out of human sight, our amazing God is doing amazing things. Keep your focus on Him, keep watch, and trust that His love is the best and He loves you the best. 

   Someday soon, the wait will be over, and all will become clear in the light of God’s glory and grace.

   “I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than the watchmen for the morning; indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.” ~Psalm 130:5-6 (NASB)

“I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will dwell securely.”

Must-See Version of Psalm 91 Has Taken Us by Storm
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   "You just can't go wrong with the power of Psalm 91. But even we weren't prepared for how many times we'd watch this sensational version. You've gotta see this!"

Today's special link:

Brenda McGraw

He Is In The Storms

"God is more concerned about how I am living my life than the things or luxuries I think I need. God desires my heart to be submitted to His willingly because I love Him. God desires me to trust Him with all my heart. No matter how bad the storm is I am walking through He is there. He will guide me. He will help me through some storms, will steer me around some or away from other storms. He wants me to share His love with others..."
[I hope you'll read Brenda's post, as it has a lot of encouragement in it for us].

   Father, we are learning that through our suffering, through our pain, through our waiting, there comes some refining and preparation, and a beautiful tapestry comes into focus of the ways You've been weaving Your story of unfailing love for us.
   Behind the scenes, out of sight, You, our amazing God, are actually doing amazing things for us. 
   If we keep our focus on You, expectantly watching to see how Your Love is working for our best, we'll begin to see that You'll get all the glory for what You're doing, for Your plan exceeds anything we can imagine or hope for.
   We'll understand that You're constantly working on our behalf, and You fully plan to unveil Your plan when the time is right.
   Please help us trust You more, as we continue waiting for what we believe You've said will happen.
   In the precious name of Jesus we ask this. Amen.

Today's Bible verses-

(Acts 17:27 KJV) "That they should seek the Lord, if happily they might find him, though he be not far from every one of us."

(2. Chron. 20:20 b KJV) Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established: believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper."

Today's quotes-

Wesley L. Duewel- "To become a person of God we must spend much time with Jesus. The more you love him, the more you will want to spend time with Him. A weak prayer life always testifies to a weak love of Jesus. You cannot have a merely nominal or casual prayer life when you are passionately devoted to the Lord. The more you are with Him, the more you will think and speak like Him, respond and resemble Him. You will be a person of God." (Taken from p. 283 of his book A BLAZE FOR GOD.)

"You are never off duty as a person of God. Maintain your integrity in all that you do and wherever you go. Then God's seal can continue to rest upon you and His power can continue to clothe you." (Also, from p. 291, of Duewel's book) 

The recent sermons-

CFC Potsdam church has a live service at 10 am Sunday's for shut-ins. If for some reason you can't make it to the church you usually attend, click on the above link, and still get fed!

Upcoming posts-

#117 Wrestlers with God
6th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#118 Prayer Groans in Prayer Agony
8th- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

Where is Your Trust?
10th- Saturday's post by Lee Forbes

#119 Prayer Agony is Godlike
13th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

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A sample verse from p. 47-

Christ Longs for You
His Word to Read 

"He sees the hunger in your heart
To stand up to this test.
In time you'll learn what is your part
As in His live you rest." 

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