Sunday, September 12, 2010

preparation for the race

{excerpt from my daily devotion: A Daily Hope with Rick Warren}

You can count on God.  
He's dependable, reliable.  
He is worthy of your trust.

Scripture says God never has a bad day.  
He doesn't wake up grumpy.  
He's not moody.  
He doesn't get up on the wrong side of the bed.  
He's consistent and faithful.

2 Timothy 2:13 says, 
"If we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown Himself." 
Even when I'm unfaithful, God is faithful.  
Even when I'm inconsistent, God is consistent.  
Even when I'm unreliable, God is reliable. 
No matter what else is changing in the world, there is one thing I can count on:  
God always acts the same way toward me.  
He is loving and He is consistent regardless of my mood.  
He loves me just as much on my bad days as on my good days.

I am always amazed when I hear stories of great tragedy & loss and the victims repeatedly give testimony of faith & trust in God.  

I aspire to be that way.  I want to be such a faithful follower.  However, during the rough times I tend to doubt and question what goes on around me.  I tend to struggle with having faith in God's plan that has yet to be revealed.  

I am so glad to know that while I am imperfect and sometimes doubting of Him...he never waivers.  He loves me and remains faithful and consistent.  

I needed to be reminded of this today.


Amy Harry said...

He sends us friends. To remind us of His love and to be the catalyst of His work in our lives. You have that. Every day.


Kim Rahn said...

oh, you are so right my friend!
I DEFINITELY get by with a little help from my friends! Glad to see you made it out of the woods! :)

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Kim Rahn said...

And to be really, my friend are one of those good & perfect gifts! Big XOXO

I am humming "wind beneath my wings" again.
I know, I just made you vomit! :)

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