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Sunday, September 14, 2008
And Then Came B
If you have seen us anytime in the last five days you most certainly have heard that it is B's birthday. He has declared this momentous occasion to anyone within shouting distance in any location - IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Mr. B came into the world with a bang...literally. OK, maybe it was more like a loud pop, but nonetheless we all looked surprised. The doctor had been trying to induce labor all day with no avail. The dreaded pitocin did nothing for me - it was cranked up high for hours with no action. Jeff and my sister-in-law Jalaine were talking in the labor room and I was sitting in the rocking chair when we all heard a very loud & audible pop followed by a large gush of water. An intense couple of hours later our little bundle came into the world and all was well.
You may have guessed Mr. B is quite the firecracker. You will almost always find him with a truck (or 3) in his hand. We like to say he is like 100 lbs. of dynamite shoved in a 10 lb. package. He is fun, he is feisty, he is full of life, and we adore him.
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.