Sunday, August 30, 2009
You can use left over potatoes to make quick soups as well as a number of other things!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
What does it mean to trust? Some time ago, I heard this song and it really touched my heart and reminded me what it meant to trust.
Trusting is believing that God will keep His word,
And trusting is believing your every prayer is heard.
And trusting is letting God know that your depending on Him;
It's feeling His forgiveness within.
Trusting is believing that God could care for you,
And trusting is believing just as a child would do.
It's like giving your hand to Jesus and knowing He won't let go,
I'll trust Him because He loves me so.
Trusting is not thinking about everything you need to accomplish in one day and then feeling overwhelmed that you have to much to do and can't get it done. It is believing that God will help you and what is important will get done. I give this as one example because I know sometimes I find myself doing this very thing, getting all stressed out. Then it's so easy to have a haughty spirit and the peaceful, happy atmosphere is broken. God has had to gently nudge and remind me to trust in Him and place things back into his hands. When they are there, things go so much more smoothly!
Trusting is believing that there is “a time to every purpose under the heaven” and that “all things work together for good”. Not just some things, but all things. God has a reason for everything and it's a very good reason. We may not know what that reason is and we may never know till heaven but when we trust Him and really believe the words of Romans 8:28 that says “all things work together for good to them that love God” and you believe it in every circumstance of life, what a blessing it will be! What seemed like heavy burdens will seem like feathers when you trust that God is there and you put everything in His hands and trust explicitly in Him. For an example, it's like a child that's struggling and trying to carry a fifty pound sac of flour when his big strong father is right there saying “Let me take it dear, I will carry it for you” and the child says “No, you can't carry it. It's to big and to heavy for you. I will do it.” You might think what a foolish child! But what about us? Do we hang on to our burdens, our trials, our worries and stresses when we have someone who is more willing and capable of handling them then anyone in the world? Why not trust God enough to place everything we are hanging onto into His hands. We'll be much happier then.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The nobleman wanted to see the fulfillment of his prayer before he should believe; but he had to accept the word of Jesus that his request was heard and the blessing granted. This lesson we also have to learn. Not because we see or feel that God hears us are we to believe. We are to trust in His promises. When we come to Him in faith, every petition enters the heart of God. When we have asked for His blessing, we should believe that we receive it, and thank Him that we have received it. Then we are to go about our duties, assured that the blessing will be realized when we need it most. When we have learned to do this, we shall know that our prayers are answered. God will do for us "exceeding abundantly," "according to the riches of His glory," and "the working of His mighty power." Eph. 3:20, 16; 1:19.
~Desire of Ages p. 200 By E.G.W
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Why the clouds instead of sun?
Why heartaches and sighs?
Why trials instead of none?
Why the tearful cries?
Why dreams are many crushed?
Why many unfair?
Why faithful ones are hushed?
Does Jesus not care?
He cares, yes so very much!
Then “why?” we may ask.
With a tender gentle touch
He bids, do your task
Trust Me, I know what is best.
I am always there,
just for you, so be at rest.
Yes, for you I care.
Your burdens patiently bear.
Someday you will learn
reasons of your tears n' care.
Do not give up or turn.
Be of good courage, stand fast,
For He holds your hand.
When in the good land at last
We shall understand.
~ Elyssa S. April 2007