Monday Manna

I've mentioned before on this blog how I am utterly amazed by the depth of some people's faith.  Almost envious (way to go Shanita, coveting someone elses faith...geez!) Anyway, it is no secret that I am a Christian who believes that Jesus died on the cross in order to pardon our sins and rose again on the third day and is chillin' by the right hand of God up in that glorious place called Heaven.  I know that God is all powerful and all knowing. He is our comforter, a mother to the motherless, a father to the fatherless, a lawyer in a courtroom and a doctor in a sick room.  He will grant us peace, mercy, favor and He is above all else...Love!

But I'll just be honest and hope I don't sound boastful but I've had a pretty good life.  A few detours and bobbles but I haven't known grief so thick that it paralyzes you.  My children are healthy.  I'm healthy. All of my basic needs are always met and then some.  My husband is pretty amazing.  I have friends and loved ones who love me.  A wonderful church home where I am fed the word of God (when I attend...geez!)  Neither am I downplaying all of the blessings God has bestowed on me because there have been instances in my life where I made it through only by the Grace of God.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's easier to believe when your perfect little world stays perfect.  Don't get me wrong...I'm in no hurry for God to throw a bunch of tests and trials my way! Those that I have experienced are good enough for me.  I've just seen both extremes.  People who say they believe in God with their whole heart and soul who later turn on God when they go through extreme trials.  And those who go through the same trials and find that their faith in God increases. 

What does it all come down to?  Well, I'm sure there are several factors I could touch on but the main issue is that we can't just say we believe in God with our words.  We have to show it with our actions.  Prayer, reading the Bible, meditating on God's Word, learning all we can about the God we serve, worshipping and praising God, making God truly the center of our lives.  It's hard to turn on God when He's truly a part of our heart, our core existence.  It would be like ripping out our heart or our liver (hey...I'm a nurse, so you get analogies using body organs) We would cease to exist without Him once we make Him our everything!

So that is my goal.  To continue to allow God to be my everything.  I have a pretty good life but none of it would be possible without God.  And if by chance, my pretty good life hits a snag, I wouldn't be able to make it through the storm without God.  Mama always said.. "Trouble don't last always!"  It just seems like it does when you're going through! So if ever you see me just about at my wits end please email me this blog post or summarize it for me  in order to reinforce my hope in God.  You never know when you'll need a little reminder of God's goodness!

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