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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Ouchies, Pokies & Doctors...Oh My
We were off to the doctor's office today...hooray! D & K were due for checkups for some of our home study paperwork. All three kiddo's had to get shots today also. The boys each had 1 and D had 3...poor D. Guess who was the most calm, cool, & collected? D, of course - proving once again that girls are made of strong stuff! K literally had to be drug into the room for his. He grabbed the door frame & held on for dear life. What made it difficult was the fact that he is one super solid almost 7 year old (he is in the 95th percentile for both height & weight). B didn't really know what was coming, but screamed ouchie, ouchie and calmed easily. So the most brave shot taker award goes to D who sat calmly and didn't even flinch. We all celebrated having the shots done by eating chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches. Somehow ice cream just makes everything better (even in 35 degrees below zero weather with the wind chill).
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.