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Faith and Peace…

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Its about knowing who God is, and who we are in Christ.

Pressure becomes a spiralling tornado when left unchecked by the Inspired Word of God. A devotional I read today brought me to a scripture that has been haunting me for months!  Psalm 46:10 Be Still and Know that I am God. I hear this, I see this, its in books and next it will be on a billboard somewhere! The last week has been a whirlwind, not your average whirlwind I must say, though.

We had our Women’s encounter weekend, last weekend, at America’s Keswick. I taught and we broke down some walls with the young women, and with the leadership, as well. All this is good. God moved in our lives. Coming home was uneventful though. It made me sad, angry and frustrated. Being exhausted I did not see this for what it was…the enemy moving in to take my joy! And the whirlwind took off. I woke Monday, ill, nasty cold sore and all. After the leadership meeting on Tuesday evening, I came home angry and frustrated. It took two, very good friends to talk me down, and two days, I might add.

I forgot to let go and let God. I forgot to stay in the Word, I forgot to be still and know He is God. Now its the very end of the day on Friday, and I had a successful day, thank the Lord. It had nothing to do with me. I was productive, using His inspiration for my art.

You see the enemy pushes…he pushes our buttons, our thoughts, our frustration.

God leads us…He leads us to the Word, to His thoughts and His peace! He is telling us to take our position in Him. , in His Word. Relax in the Word, let Father God cradle your heart and spirit.  We need to rest in His peace and refuse to be pressured. We can choose peace!

The devotional also had this; I thought it profound:

Be careful what you set your heart upon~it will surely be yours. Faith is like a river, the deeper it flows the less noise it makes.

Treat another man’s faith gently, it’s all he has to believe with.

God advise for all…

Be Blessed.

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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