I'm Moving

No, I'm not physically moving...this blog is moving. After great deliberation, I have decided to move my blog over to WordPress. I will keep this blog up, just in case...but I doubt I'll be back. :D You can check out my new blog (and continue to follow God's faithfulness in my life as I journey towards Heaven) at: http://journeyoffaithfulness.wordpress.com/

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This just made me laugh…what is this world coming to???

Power to the Powerless

The loss of all confidence in ones self, is the first essential in the believer's growth in grace! The Christian, conscious of his own frailty, will turn unto the Lord for strength.  "That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak--then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10

There must be consciousness of our weakness, before we shall turn to the Lord for help. While the Christian imagines that he is sufficient in himself; while he imagines that by the mere force of his will, that he shall resist temptation; while he has any confidence in the flesh--then, like 'boasting Peter'--so we shall certainly fail and fall. The plain fact is--that of ourselves we are utterly unable to practice a single precept, or obey a single command that is set before us in the Scriptures! Apart from Christ--we can do nothing! (John 15:5). The promise of God is, "He gives power to the faint; and strengthens the powerless!" Isaiah 40:29

The secret of development of Christian character, is the realization of our own powerlessness, and the consequent turning unto the Lord for help. A consciousness of our powerlessness, should cast us upon Him who has all power.

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble!" Psalm 46:1

-Arthur Pink


Your Grace Is Enough


Have you ever bought a cd and then somehow it gets buried and you never really listen to it? That is what I did with Arriving by Chris Tomlin. Last week I “discovered” a song that I has quickly risen to my Top 20 Favorite Worship Songs. This song has been very encouraging and truth focusing…


Great is Your faithfulness oh God
You wrestle with the sinner's heart
You lead us by still waters into mercy
And nothing can keep us apart

So remember Your people
Remember Your children
Remember Your promise
Oh God

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

Great is Your love and justice God
You use the weak to lead the strong
You lead us in the song of Your salvation
And all Your people sing along

So remember Your people
Remember Your children
Remember Your promise
Oh God

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me [x2]

Heaven reaching down to us
Your grace is enough for me
God I see your grace is enough
I'm covered in your love
Your grace is enough for me
For me

Words & Music by Chris Tomlin. Copyright 2003. All rights reserved.


Trials & Idols

I recently heard someone say that God fashions our trials according to our greatest idols. Sometimes what I want the most, I want more than God. God doesn’t always say no, but wait. And in that waiting we find that our desires are much stronger than our love for God. It’s a great opportunity to find our satisfaction in Him. Not in our marital status. How accomplished we are. How amazing and “successful” our job is. We dream and desire, but ultimately our rest isn’t in life, but in Him and glorifying Him.



Chica loves popcorn. Every time we pop it, she stands by the counter and waits for popcorn to fall to the floor. She recognizes the machine when I bring it out...it's very funny.


A Most Sovereign Antidote

Then Moses said to Him, "If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here!" Exodus 33:15
God's presence is infinitely better than the presence of all outward comforts. God is with His people to counsel them in all doubtful and difficult cases, and to defend and secure them against all their enemies and opposers.
A sound sincere Christian can never have enough . . .
  power against sin, nor
  strength against temptation, nor
  weanedness from this world, nor
  ripeness for heaven, nor
  of the presence of the Lord.
The special presence of God with His people, is a most sovereign antidote.
Troubles will be no troubles,
distresses will be no distresses,
dangers will be no dangers--
if God's presence is with you.
Mountains--will be molehills; stabs at the heart--will be as scratches upon the hand; if God's presence is with you.
God's special presence will turn . . .
  storms into calms,
  winter nights into summer days,
  prisons into palaces,
  weakness into strength,
  poverty into plenty,
  death into life.
Just so, while a Christian enjoys the singular presence of God with him, he will make nothing of this affliction and that affliction, of this trouble and that trouble, of this loss and that loss. God's presence makes . . .
  heavy afflictions--light, and
  long afflictions--short, and
  bitter afflictions--sweet.
A man in misery, without this gracious presence of God, is in a very hell on this side hell. God's gracious presence makes every condition--to be a little heaven to the believing soul. There is nothing, there can be nothing, but heaven--where God is specially present.

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble." Psalm 46:1
"The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress!" Psalm 46:7

- Thomas Brooks