Monday, 19 November 2007

A Few Thoughts

Hey everyone! Seeing as I haven't posted in awhile, I figured I'd drop in for a few minutes. Not much has changed; still babysitting and homeschooling, and well, very busy as always. Yesterday, the youth went to a Baptist church in Waterford to listen to a Fehr family from Alberta sing.

Something that God has been showing me is that you can't enjoy the victory until you have fought the battle. You may recognize that from a church sign and sorry that it wasn't my own, but this opened up a big topic for thought. So often I have a small trial or temptation that comes my way and I get discouraged right away and want God to take it away. I feel disappointed when he seems to say, "No my child, you need to go through this." It often makes me say, "Why? How can this be for my good? Won't it do damage?" But we know that all things work out for good to them that love God, even if we don't see it ourselves. God does not ask us to always understand, but he does want us to trust him and be obedient. When we don't, as much as we wouldn't want to admit it, we doubt God and his awesome power. Here is another fitting verse to go with that:

1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

God bless you all throughout your week and remember "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."(1 Cor. 10:31)

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