Monday, June 11, 2007

Christian Family Life ~ In Other Words Tuesday June 12, 2007

"Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading."
~ Oswald Chambers ~

Dear Friends ,

"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever ye desire when ye pray. Believe that ye receive them , and ye shall have them." Mark 11:23, 24

"Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way...and the mountains quake..."Psalm 462-3

Over the years my family has faced moves across the country , obstacles and illness and each time we started to doubt.. is this the company we should work for , or move for?. Is this the area of the country that is best for us?

Being a native New Yorker and moving to California years ago was hard. I had to put my trust in the Lord that he knew better then me. With each move, corporate move, or major life decision once we got past the doubt and put our trust fully in the Lord to lead us we realized that it was best for our family. The Lord always provided us the best as well as answers. There were times we really wanted a particular place in the country, job or home, and when that certain wish didn't come through we had regrets or sadness. The Lord always protected us, led us the right way and provided why. We always saw later that we were rewarded for trusting him and that the particular job or house may have had problems beyond what we saw at the time.

At one time we lived on a mountain prone to earthquakes, they were always mild and we got use to them. When we had out of town visitors they would be fearful, we always had to explain to trust ,they were mild . We were even in a hotel once when we experienced an earthquake, that was off the richeter scale... pajama clad people were running in the lobby. It was a scary time as we tried to figure if we should stay or leave and the manager stood smiling with coffee and told everyone the building was built on rollers and would roll with the quake. "Trust" . Was all he simply said, to each worried person. This made me think of the Lord and all the time we need to have faith he is leading us and roll with the things life sends us for the Lord has went before us and knows what is best for each of us . Our job though is to have the faith to be led.

Thank you so much for stopping in for a visit. May you be blessed today and always.

Thank you to Iris for hosting this weeks CWO IOW.

In his endless love,

Angel Mama ():)

13 Gracious friends said:

MiPa said...

"Our job is to have the faith to be led." AMEN! Thank you for sharing.

julie@shanan trail said...

Hmm... I wonder how to build a life on rollers? Thanks for sharing this mind picture. My brain remembers these much better than words ~

HisLittleAnnie said...

Trust such a simple word, that scares the woolies out of most people. Trust...letting go and letting God... Life on rollers, with God as our rollers we don't need to wear a pillow on our backside :-p


Angie said...

I absolutely LOVED that! It is amazing to me how God works...I popped over to your site after seeing you had been to mine and what did God do??? He blessed my socks off! Just what I needed to day!
I try and visit everyone's blog on the Other Words Tuesday and always always am blessed!

Deborah said...

Trust is often a tough thing for us to do but God is awesome! Enjoyed your blog. It truly encouraged me!

Denise said...

Wonderful post, as always my friend.

Loni said...

THank you for a wonderful, encouraging post.

Penless Thoughts said...

"Trust and obey, for there's no other way" Is an old song we use to sing. There really is - no other way!!!

Bernadine said...

I love your example with the building manager smiling and drinking coffee while everyone else was worried. It's really a perfect example of how we as Christian should be. Whatever is going on around us we should have that sweet assurance that God is in control and we are going to "roll with the quake."
Thanks so much for sharing and leaving an encouraging word on my blog.

groovyoldlady said...

If your foundation is good, then there's nothing to fear, eh?

Traci said...

Love this post Angel.... you are such a blessing.


Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Hi Angel Mama: Greetings from the part of California that seldom rocks and rolls. :-) Actually, I lived in LA and felt many earthquakes there. In fact, I felt the Northridge quake right here in Lodi . . . at 6 a.m. I woke up because the water in my waterbed was sloshing around, even though BigBob had already left for work. I love the analogy and the picture of the guy with his coffee made me laugh out loud because that is just how complacent folks here become.

Great post as always! :-)

eph2810 said...

You are right; no matter which part of the earth we are moving -- we know that God always moves with us. We have to trust that where ever He sees it fit for us to live. I am ready to 'roll' with Him :).
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this week's IOW quote.

Blessings to you and yours.