God pushes mountains; He sets the boundaries of the oceans; He sends the rain and show; He ordains the seasons; He flings the stars into space, naming each one.
Life is rough, and its not easy. But we always pray when we’re halfway up the top of the mountain “God, please just put me to the top” But that’s not how it works. We pray for STRENGTH…he provides us with obstacles to make us stronger. We pray for WISDOM and he provides us with problems to solve. We pray for PROSPERITY and he provides us with a brain & brawn to work. We pray for COURAGE and he provides us with dangers to overcome. We pray for LOVE and he provides us with troubled people to help. We pray for FAVORS and God gives us opportunities. We NEVER get what we want from God but we get everything that we NEEDED ♡ And it is time that we TRUST IN OUR LORD.
If someone can do all of that & never mind move mountains…Its time that we listen up!!!
Reading this book has truly become a REALITY CHECK for me because I am extremely stubborn. And I WILL have conversations with God and go “Seriously, really? You want me to do that..I can’t do that you know I can’t. Give me an easier obstacle to tackle.” Its time that I put my FULL TRUST & FAITH into our God & savior…Because only HE knows what my beautiful future holds 😊 💕
There was one chapter that stood out to me the most, and it was a 2 page chapter. “This chapter is deliberately short. It reminds me that I need not fill every space.” I have always been a planner my entire life, questioning how things will work, why they’re done a certain way, what will happen if plan A,B,C,D doesn’t work out, etc. But I need to put my faith in God and that he is with me. As the bible states in Matthew 6:34 we must not worry about tomorrow it doesn’t say to not prepare for tomorrow. By not putting 100% of faith in our Lord, I am leaving an opening for the Devil to walk right in to destroy any progress that I have made with my relationship.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone, to devour.”
– 1 Peter 5:8
Every single breath that we take is a blessing. Time goes by fast, and we need to remember to cherish every single moment. Praise God. Live courageously. Those who live their life with Faith in God will smile effortlessly, and brighten the lives of those around them. Ecclesiastes 8:1 “A person’s wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.” Christians are ALWAYS so happy and that is what drew me to Christ.
Let the light of your face shine on us.”
– Psalm 4:6
I must put all my faith & trust into God, and open myself to the challenges that I will be faced with. Obstacles that I didn’t plan for them to occur, and promise to pray to God to provide me with the tools to overcome. I know that my life can’t be planned from point A-Z and that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I will know times of soaring, times of running, times of walking, and times of stumbling, but in Him, my strength is renewed, my faltering steadied, my gaze lifted above the tangles brush of life to see again my God, my hope. Who knows the assortment of challenges ahead? But in them all, I want to trust His grace, trust that He can reveal Himself in me even when I’m barely hanging on, trust that when there is almost nothing of me left, He will show up most powerfully.”
– Jean Fleming, Pursue the Intentional Life