Three things that never change

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  • God is Good

          How awesome is it that we worship a God who is good “all the time.” There is nothing that we can do to cause God to change. This gives us freedom from the fear that our actions will cause God to become a tyrant. 

  • God Loves us

          God loves us regardless of how we feel about him, or how we act. His love for us is a solid foundation on which we can build our lives. While we may choose wrong things and face the consequences of those choices, we can never do anything that will cause God to stop loving us.

  • God has a plan 

          God has a plan for each of our lives. This can be easy to forget during the hustle and bustle of living. So when things do not go as “we” planned it is easy to feel as if the ground beneath us is going to give way.  Yet, as we follow after God we can rest assured that he will make a way for he is in control, and we will see good in the land of the living.

Repeat as necessary 

          God is good, he loves me, and has a good plan for my life!

 

God is Good (Part 2)

God is Good

That should be our cry from the rooftops each and every morning

God is Good

That should be shown in our actions as we go throughout our day

God is Good

That should be our rope when the waters rise around us

God is Good

That should be our hope when we live through darker days

God is God

And people need to see us live this out

God is Good

Yes people this truth, need to see

God is Good

So no matter the situation we must say with remembrance

God is Good

He has been Good to me

 

– Lisa Cline

Thanksgiving, its not just a holiday

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When things get hard, and God is silent it is easy (oh so easy) to whine and complain. But that never got anyone anywhere with God.

I am in a season when the pressure is mounting minute by minute.

I am in a season of growth and stretching.

When God’s silence has rung loud in my ears.

I am tired and worn and was starting unravel.

I talked with a friend who encouraged me to take a walk so that I might hear from God.

I took the walk with less than low expectations and only heard one thing “Jammin.”

I felt a nudge to look up Jammin and England (where I was called to) and surprisingly came across a blog called “Jammin in the UK.” As far as I can tell the “Jammin” blog is all about being thankful.

I was quickly convicted that I have spent more time wondering and worrying than thanking.

I realize that I have make it a priority to proclaim why I am thankful. To remember all the very amazing ways that God has blessed me so.

Because even though I may not be hearing a lot from Him now, He has done so much for me.

He has:

Given me children.

Given me a nice home.

 Given us food to eat and books to readJ

Comforted me when I was down.

Carried me when I thought I could go no farther.

The list goes on and on.

It is too much to blog about but I think I am going to write one for myself, and keep adding to it as He brings things to my mind.

And I am going to look at it often to remind me that “Thanksgiving” is not a just a holiday. For Christians it should be a way of life.

Even though things are hard that does not change the fact that God is good.

What are you thankful for?

Photo© robyelo357 – Fotolia.com

 

Why we can trust God

God is too wise not to know all about us, and what is really best for us to be, and to have. And He is too good, not to desire our highest good; and too powerful, desiring, not to effect it. If, then, what He has appointed for us does not seem to us the best, or even to be good, our true course is to remember that He sees further than we do, and that we shall understand Him in time, when His plans have unfolded themselves; meanwhile casting all our care upon Him, since He careth for us. – Henry Parry Liddon

How to live an exciting life

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Sometimes when God shows us the big picture of what He is calling us to, it seems over whelming, or even undo-able. Yet when we take things step by step, keeping our eyes firmly focused on him, life gets fairly easy to manage.

Take for instance this blog, when God told me to start it, I did so in obedience to Him, and yet had my doubts on how long it would last, as my blog track record was something like 0 and 4. I started them in my own power and about five posts in they died a horrible blog death (whatever that is).

However this blog is different. God not only started it, He sustains it by putting on my heart what next to write about.

I cannot tell you how strongly I know that God wants you to

Expect His Goodness!!!

This is an area that we as Christians need to come up in, as most of us have various reasons for not expecting any good thing from God.

I know in my spirit that this is a topic that I will be writing more and more about in the future, but for this post let me just say that

if you are reading this God wants you to know that His Goodness has nothing to do who you are or what you deserve.

It has to do with who He is.

A.W. Pink states that…..

The goodness of God is the life of the believer’s trust. It is this excellency in God which most appeals to our hearts. Because His goodness endureth forever, we ought never to be discouraged.

How can we trust God to move in our lives in a great way unless we trust Him to be good to us!

 

If you struggle in this area ask him to show you why?

He is faithful to do so.

God wants us to be excited about what He is going to do in our lives!!!

He wants to watch and wait for His goodness.

Just like the photo above shows, it is our choice about how we are to live.

Are we to live a bored life, always focused on self (and what we can or cannot do in our own strength)?

Or are we going to be determined to live an exciting life expecting the Goodness of God around every turn.

Knowing that He longs to be good to us!!!

God Loves you and has great thing in store for you!!! May your faith be strengthened to trust Him!

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