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Monday, September 3, 2007
So Here We Are Again...
Once again the summer fades into the distance and fall is upon us. Not that we don't have a lot of beautiful sun filled days left, but with school starting tomorrow it is a reminder that summer's days are indeed numbered. We went for a walk tonight to Griese Park - the kids were thrilled. School starts tomorrow - which is both good & bad. I will miss the carefree evenings without set bedtimes. I will miss the relaxed pace of summer days. Don't get me wrong, there have been a couple of times that I was wishing school was here. You know, on those days when they fought a lot and there was too much to do and not enough time to get it all done. All in all we did have a good summer - especially since we were neither moving (last like summer) or pregnant (the summer before). Jeff and I feel sorry for the kids having to go back to school. We both remember the dread of our last day of freedom before summer vacation ended. This too shall pass and soon we will be back into our "routine" (do we have one of those???). All is good and God's blessings are indeed evident in our home. Today we are praying for a peaceful transition back to school for all involved parties.
Faith is BELIEVING the Word of God and acting on it no matter how I feel, believing that God will bring a good result.
Faith is not a belief that everything will turn out to please us; rather it is the confidence that no matter how things turn out, God will somehow use the events in our days for His glory and for our good.
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
Faith is being willing to trust God - turning your hopes and problems over to Him and trusting in His wisdom - and knowing that somehow everything will turn out for the best. No matter how difficult or dark things become, there is always a light.
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God.
Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.