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Trinity in Clover

Trinity in Clover

It has been a few weeks. Things have been odd to say the least. I believe depression has even attempted to enter. No battle here, just a refusal, now, to allow myself the indulgence!

Some substantial changes are occuring around me. These are good changes, I am told, and they effect my life. Also, in things I know that God told me would be happening, and things He has firmly confirmed are still processing into the natural world are taking time.All the while I am being called to continue my faith stand. All who have been standing in faith for an extended period of time knows how this can, at times, can be difficult. Yet, we do it. So that being said here are the wonderful things God has continued to do in my life!

3 Sundays ago one of my front teeth fell out, as I have already written about! Yep, right there in service it broke and disintegrated into my hand!

On the way to the dentist God told me that a person (who wishes to remain anonymous!) would be taking care of my dental needs. Having the blessing of actually hearing God’s voice, I understood what he was telling me and from past fulfillment knew that His promises are always kep, I told my husband what I had been told.

Now, as much as this person is apart of my life and I love them, I did not understand why this would even be a consideration on their part. But I know God, so I acknowledged it and went about finding out what was going to need t be done.

Somehow I got $1200.00 in my head, and I know that that will be what is needed, even though after all is said and done I don’t know the final bill here, obviously.

The following Sunday this lovely person came to me and wanted to talk to me. It was Sunday morning, and I am the church secretary, so my dental issues were not a consideration for me then. Besides it had been a week, and as humans we become accustomed to things, even big things, in that amount of time, so I didn’t think she wanted to talk to me personally, I thought she had church business in mind.

She met me in my office and said hi, and asked about my tooth and the dentist. Thinking she was being polite and would get to the subject she wanted to discuss after the friendly chat, I told her I had gone and I would have to wait a bit to have the work done.

She asked if I would mind telling her how much it was going to cost. I said no that I thought the figure they had quoted was $1200.00. This figure was the figure that when I purchase the insurance my dentist provides would be the round about cost of a partical denture, which is what will eventually be what is done.

She then brought back my conversation with God a few days before, with a jolt! She smiled and said to me that that figure was exactly what God had told her. She proceeded to tell me that God had put my need on her heart and that she had spoken to her husband and they had agreed, as they usually do, to be obedient!

THIS IS A HUGE THING!!!

Just about immediately, and I believe, no I know, the lag in time always has something to do with us and not God at all, God handled my need.

In our weakness, when we are completely unable to manage our situations ourselves and admit that, God is able to work wonders and miracles.

Unfortunately the miracles and wonders that follow those of us that believe are small in comparison to Lazareth (John 11:17-46). Mainly because we have allowed ourselves to be blinded by the definitions of a world that does not believe!

God sending the exact person with the exact solution, He told me about, should be the norm in life! But in our world this is the miracle that followed me, so I tell you about it!

It is no small miracle or wonder to me! I stand in awe of a God who takes the time to solve my problems!
Like the quotes and songs ask, “Who am I that He is thinking of me” ?

I am His child! The daughter of the King! Yet, and still…He thinks and cares for me!

Other things He has done since the whole dental thing?…

My son had issues with a business situation. This should have cost him money he could not afford. Less than a day ago, a representative of the bank in question even told him his chances were slim, as his misunderstanding of the current changes were basically his problem.

Today, after prayer and reminding my son that God has all of this in hand, everything was put in order costing him nothing.

He remindes me daily to stand on His Word and not my understanding, or on what I see. He has stopped me from making my own plans. Stopped me and affirmed in me not to fix my own situations! He assures me daily that He will attend to my needs!

All the glory and honor goes to God here! He is faithful to us, all of the time.

The other changes that are in the works, the other promises God audibly told me would occur… They will come to pass! My inner battle with worry and control, while exceedingly smaller than in the past, I am handling with the Word! I will stand on what it is He told me personally and I will build that faith in me with His Word, as my humanity is refined to righteousness in God, by God!

Psalm 139

1 O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.

7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.

13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.

19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.[c]
21 Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

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Psalm 52:8-9

8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;
I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
9 I will praise You forever,
Because You have done it;
And in the presence of Your saints
I will wait on Your name, for it is good.

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Ephesians 2: 11-19

Brought Near by His Blood

11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— 12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Christ Our Peace

14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
Christ Our Cornerstone

19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

I encourage you today to look to God for the answers to those circumstances that appear impossible for you. I encourage you to look to the Word, build your faith and stand on it.

I am, personally, here to tell you that the more this becomes apart of your life, your day to day, the faster He answers you and attends to your needs.

God is good and He is faithful to finish what He has started.
Blessings!

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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