Okay - I'm breaking my blog break (kind of). I'm still trying not to spend time on the computer at home at night. We have had a good week. We haven't watched TV (except we did decide to watch American Idol - but we did it together with no laptops on each of our laps.) We have spent a lot of time talking! :-) We have planned our trip. We have had a lot of "QT"!
Man - have I missed blogging. I knew I would fold early. It's like when I say "I will not drink any cokes this week or go to Sonic once"...........I always end up at Sonic after a few days. Will power is not my strong suit.
So this week - in my Experiencing God Bible Study - the week's study is on FAITH. Exactly what I needed to hear this week. And I had been praying for God to give me a book in the Bible to read. I really felt like he laid Hebrews on my mind. So I read Hebrews. And the entire chapter 11 is on Faith. It is about all the different men in the Bible who did things by FAITH - Noah, Abraham, Moses. I know God wants me to hear that He is in control. That I just need to trust Him and have faith that He will provide.
It's been a tough week for me in my work. Our company is having a tough time - we are tied very closely to the housing market and we've had two rounds of layoffs - including a big one yesterday. It's hard not to be worried about the future. But God continues to give me a peace that He is in control.
Ashley tagged me with a blog award this week and she wrote something that I have mulled over all week. She said that my blog showed what real faith was like. I don't think I've ever had a better compliment in my life but at the same time.........God knows my heart. He knows that it's a struggle every day for me to trust in His ways and NOT in my plans.
I guess I just wanted to share with you that if are struggling with something or worried about the future - God is in control! Allow Him to guide you and have faith that it will all work out according to His perfect plan!
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6