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Friday, May 2, 2008
Happy 7th Birthday Baby Boy!
Sweet boy, I cannot believe you are turning 7. It seems just yesterday I was holding you in my arms & caressing your tiny fingers. You have changed so much in the last year. I see your baby face changing into that of a young man & I have to admit it makes me a little sad. Even though you have changed on the outside, you still have a heart of gold on the inside. You are sweet, thoughtful & gentle. You care deeply about others and are sensitive to their feelings. You are a "gentle giant" towering over many of the other boys your age. I know some day you will be looking down on me and I can't imagine how that will feel. On this day we celebrate you! You are a most precious child of God & we love you.
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.