God is action

I know that title may sound silly, but I firmly believe that God doesn’t want us to become a Christian and remain where we are. He wants us to move and change. Sometimes change comes in the form of good things and sometimes it comes in the form of difficult things, but in everything we are to grow!

The verse that spoke to me today is Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Some days I need my hope & my strength to be renewed. I need to focus on God and not my circumstances. I need to soar and run with someone else’s strength. How about you?

As I was reading in different versions I realized that there were 3 different words used: Wait, Hope and Trust. Although these words can be nouns or verbs, I believe they are used as verbs in this verse. They are things we should be doing!

Wait: Stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens.

Sometimes we don’t need to “react” to a situation. We need to delay our action until “something else happens”. There may be something else that will help us make the right (Godly) decision instead of acting rashly.

Trust: Believe in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of.

Trust is something that you have or you don’t have. It makes you vulnerable. People, by nature, aren’t very trusting because it opens them up for hurts. God will never hurt you, so trusting Him is something that will help you in ALL aspects of your life.

Hope: Want something to happen or be the case.

There are lots of things in life you can hope for….you can hope your favorite team wins the ball game, or you get off work early on a beautiful day. But, with God we hope in what He will do in our lives. He IS our hope.

I am really sharing this for myself today, but I do “hope” that you may get something out of it too. 🙂

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Hope in the Struggle

HOPEToday I am reminded of so many people who are struggling–health concerns, jobs, finances, marriages, relationships, parenting, or a plethora of other issues that may be plaguing them.  Please take the time to pray with me today for these people and those you know.

You or someone you know may be weary, tired, struggling, or trying to just put one foot in front of the other. I have been there many times! Our Pastor said on Sunday that you are in 1 of 3 places: You are coming out of a storm, in the middle of a storm, or getting ready to go into a storm.  Praying is one of the hardest things to do when you are in the middle of the storm. I’m not really sure why this is, but it is true for me. I can pray for others, but not myself. So today, I’m dedicating my little corner of the Internet to pray for you. If you want to share a request, feel free. If you only want to share your name or the first name of someone who needs prayer, you can do that to. And if you don’t want to share at all, that is perfectly ok. God knows your need and if you have stumbled on my little blip of a blog, then He wants you to know that you are being prayed for today.

Here are some words from Sidewalk Prophets song “The Words I Would Say” that I love:

“from one simple life to another
I will say…come find peace in the Father”

May you find your Peace today and may your burden be lighter!

 

Rebecca