I know the one in whom I believe and I know that he is able, and WILL take care of all that I leave at his feet. It is nearly three years since the diagnosis of the brain tumour that threatened to take my life. It is nearly three years since the light finally dawned and I realised that God really is all that I need. I learned that absolute trust, absolute focus on God, returns peace to my soul that defies human logic. I recall that I spent a considerable amount of my time smiling in the face of others who expressed concern for my wellbeing. This sort of peace the peace that passes ALL understanding can only come from one source, God. Peace is not the same as knowing what is going to happen. Peace is being able to leave absolutely everything up to God and withdrawing from the management team ! I have seen so often in myself and others the subtle little notes left under God s nose just in case he hasn t realised what he needs to do. That is not trust! Trust is absolute, total, without any attachments. Trust is committing to God all that we know, and all that we think we know, in order that He can do with us, that which is his perfect will for our lives. Only then can we truly know perfect peace.
Amen and amen Sister! Nothing more to say! God Bless you richly ! Dave
I remember that when I was ill in December 2009, several friends told me that you had absolute peace in regards to me and the peace you had was contagious. I know that so often when I am flying into a panic you gently but firmly (in love), remind me to "Let go and let God." I know this blog is not idle words you are throwing down on a page. I know you truly believe this for I have seen you live this since I have known you over the past three years. I want to let you know that you have taught me much about trust, TT.
That was a very succinct and powerful message illustrating a very important lesson in trusting God through some very difficult times. God has put some tests in front of me lately, which as I leave them with Him, I am feeling more and more a sense of peace and security..even though in the natural, there are some obstacles which will have to be overcome...but I am learning to just trust Him to take care of me. This is opening up a new dimension in my relationship with God which had previously been hindered...and I am so encouraged by this new sense of His pleasure in me. What an amazing God we serve...He wants to give us everything...but we're too dumb just to trust Him for it...how can He love us so much? It's mind blowing. God Bless Shirley
[quote]Peace is being able to leave absolutely everything up to God and withdrawing from the management team ![/quote]
I could never add anything to this statement. But if Im honest there have been far too many times when I have started a prayer by saying.. "Right God, I know you are in charge but here's what I want you to do to fix this" Hmmm not the best approach Im thinking.
K is right, your sense of peace is contagious.
you said this better than any "hallmark card" i ever read even the ones from "the dollar store , be blessed and thank you for the encouragement. oh, ps., are you read for a new cake baking rescepie lol
You are an inspiration to many for the cause of Christ. Your heart and words magnify Christ greatly. Glory to Christ! God blesses His children. You're rich! Thanks for sharing with us a CB. The word of your testimony, "Speaks" loudly. He provides. He takes care of you! He controls everything in life. Glory!
Sister Kiwibird, yes in times like this, cling to God for your dear life. He will never fail us, He will come through again and again, our God is just so great and nothing is too difficult for Him.Hallejuah
Thanks for sharing about your struggles and the victory of the Lord.
From Hwa Silverpen
[quote]our God is just so great and nothing is too difficult for Him[/quote]
Amen! Hang on to God and focus our eyes on Him!
Thank you for your encouragement my friend.
Peace is being able to leave absolutely everything up to God and withdrawing from the management team !
I don't know how to do that cute box thingie to quote you the way bethy did but I think this is priceless!
I need this plastered on my wall...or engraved on my forehead no, that wouldn't work, I wouldn't see it there ~ I need a prophylacterie (is that what they're called?) the things the Pharisees (or was it the Saduccees?) used to have verses from the Torah hanging in front of their faces at all times.
Note to self: Withdraw from the management team!!!
I don't know why I just saw your comment (I pushed the button for a random blog)!
I think the word you were looking for was phylactery/phylacteries ;) Prophylactics help prevent disease...but may be they aren't so different now I think about it.
Oh, the cute box.. At the beginning of what you want to quote just type [quote] (without the of course) and at the end type [/qu*ote] - again, without the star. Well, if I didn't put a star in there you wouldn't see what I was trying to tell you, would you?
Thank you so much for all your encouragement
I just realised you have the same effect on me as my daughter. I start thinking about punctuation. May be I need to buy a copy of "Eats Shoots and Leaves".