(1.) Difficulties and (2.) Demands. Though I neglected to officially number them. Oopes!
Our main verse was also the same as last week:
"According to your faith it will be done to you."
This week we explored;
A 'biggie' for sure. Our pastor stressed the fact that what we do with our material goods can determine
the track our faith takes us- and how God can further our blessings. If we are in constant need of God our faith will be abundant! If we want God to bless us with the big things we need to give Him the little things, saying we surrender all, we have acknowledged we come into the world with nothing and we leave with no earthly possessions. Trusting these matters to God is huge. These verses he used to illustrate.
"So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth,
who will trust you with true riches?"
"Out of the most severe trail, their overwhelming joy and their
extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
2 Cor. 8:2
Isn't the second verse amazing ? Paul is writing about the Macedonian church and saying (maybe a little bragging:)) that after all that they had gone through they were giving without being asked.They were "giving as much as they were able."(v.3) God wants us to give with cheerfulness and joy! This entire chapter is so inspiring! If you are currently wondering what to read from the Bible this would be a great!
Ahha who likes waiting ? Not really. God uses our delays for His work shop time.Nope, not getting
sappy on you- just saying that even though we may know that God is not ready for what we are asking
for to happen does not mean that He is not working on it! Trust. Trust. Trust. It takes alot of time.
Remember Moses how God led them through the desert for forty years ? Apparently they were not
ready! They turned from God countless times, He was working in their faith- their trust.
"Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you in order and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commands." Deuteronomy 8:2,3
"Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait on Him. Isaiah 64:4
There you go! If you are waiting on God, on His 'delays' He is working on your behalf!
" I can do all things through Christ who gives me (my) strength."
.::Flats, yard sale,$3 Slip, made by me Black skirt,thrifted,(Bek's) $4 Undershirt, ? Lace shirt, thrifted,$2 Pearls, gifted Lace shawl,yard sale, $3 ? Headband, Goody brand, dollar store, $1 Pearl bobbies, made by me ::.
::Thrifted::. Skirt,$4 Shirt,J-Jill, bag sale, Long sleeve, goodwill, $4 Shawl,$3 Shoes,$3 (ancient)
We were a little rushed so Bek decided to wear an outfit that we have featured here before.Since we have added a few followers since then, maybe some of you have yet to see it any-who1 :) It looks so pretty! :)
It has been getting cold here and we are SO tired of taking our pictures up the hill by our house (I am sure you are too!) SO, Bek had this great idea to take them at this church that is right down the road! The walk was not too bad and I for one, really like the results! I am sure that you will see this lovely place again!
SO, tell me all about your weekend!
Has it been getting cold by you ?
What was your sermon on ?