Thursday, 25 August 2011

Have Steadfast Faith and Hope

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Have you ever felt 'stymied?' Most likely at various tid times, you have. Both Alan and I currently, are in a 'waiting game' and we are Prayful that He will Provide Solution to what appears to be a 'stymied situation.'

We have experienced numerous setbacks, delays, and then more delays. Personally, we do not quite understand all this; however, we believe that God has a Purpose and a better Plan than we know. The words by Robert Schuller Jr: "When you're down to nothing, you know that He is up to something; that is, something good for you." I am taking comfort in that thought; because this is exactly where Alan and I are, at this present time. That being said, we will keep on trekking in Faith and Trust in Him, and Rely upon Him to direct our path, as per His Will, in His time. 'He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Life.' Sometimes, it is not that easy; but that is our daily walk. Another perpetual solace is that He is our Refuge and Strength.

We are thankful for our many Blessings. All I have to do, is to think about other less fortunate parts of the world, where there is disease, drought, poverty, famine, hunger, weather disruptions (earthquakes, floods, tornados, tsunami's, storms etc) wars and rumours of wars etc. (telltale signs of Revelation). We are grateful for each and every day and whatever unfolds, we say 'Thank You.' We find it simpler to live one day at a time and cast all our cares and burdens upon Him.

We have experienced many bizzare 'out of left field' / 'off the wall' spiritual attacks. More than ever, we are asking Him to 'Arm and Equip us with the full Armor of God and to protect us and shield us from our enemies and foes.' I think of Joyce Meyer of 'Enjoying Everyday Life' as she says the same both morning and night; along with the Lord's Prayer. That is such a beautiful Prayer!

With our move, there have been many changes; and we are interactiing with embracing the changes. Methinks too, it is how you face your circumstances. When you continue to continue to be thankful and have hope in Him, that helps you through each day. At the end of each day, you know that He has sustained you. We know that ALL Things are Possible with Him; so again, we turn eveything over to Him. He has a Purpose and a Plan; and we are Prayful for a Divine Intervention. Also, you can refer to my March 7th, 2011 post 'Divine Delays'; as that may be the tidbitz way of it too.

It is a beautiful summer morning and there is a touch of fall in the air. I love this time of year!

Tidbit - Hope this gives those of you who are / or know of others who are feeling discouraged etc, a bit of enocouragement and hope. Focus daily upon Him and have the steadfast Trust that He always Prevails.

Bittid - Have a forgiving spirit and love thine enemies. Very easy to be resentful and / or have hardened hearts. Amazing what happens when you surrender everything to Christ. Ask and you will Receive. Seek and you will Find. Knock and He will open a door for you. Also, when one door closes, He opens another. (That is what is happening to Alan and I). Be ready for changes and let the Holy Spirit work within you for His Purpose. Your life becomes a lot simpler, and in tough times, He does sustain you.

I like the above photo image re: The Armor of God. Also here is a passage re: The Armor of God from the Bible. Plus reading the Bible really helps too!

"Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins
with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be
able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take the
helmut of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God".
(Ephesians 6: 14-17)

Will write a bittidz before too long.

Peace and God Bless.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Strength of Character

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Again, it has been a tidbitz while since I last wrote a post. Truly, we have been on the go and at the end of each day, we are grateful for the peace of a summer's evening.

We are still unpacking; and our home is becoming a cosy and warm abode. Our house guest (my good friend whom I have not seen for at least 20+ years) arrived on our doorstep some twelve days ago and it was wonderful to see her again. We carried on as if we had just seen each other the bittidz day before! Very few people, methinks, one can do that with.

The four or five days she stayed with us went by very quickly; and we shared many of our life stories and spiritual experiences. She knows the door is open at any time. Perhaps she will stop by here on her way home; after she has a visit with another friend. She arrived on the Thursday and quite literally, I had just finished 'her' room, when she and her little dog appeared at our door. Good timing!

Our dog Blue has had a number of adjustments to handle, and we feel he has done very well. Plus with the little female house guest pet, that helped him settle in all the more.

We are still involved in the legal saga; and are working towards closure. More about that when it is so. Suffice to say, we have observed various human traits in nature, character, and behaviour.

We recently had a garage sale and enjoyed meeting some special people. We also met a fun couple; and we found that we have a lot of things / connections in common. (There are no tid coincidences!) As it happens, they have invited themselves over, and have offered to bring the food and the wine! Our dining room table is oozing with files; so we are thankful we can retreat to another spot. ie. Our covered outdoor patio. I never met my grandfather; but apparently he always used to say: "We have another room you know."

Tidbit - Keep things simple and live one day at a time.

Bittid - Continue to 'Praise Him in ALL Things.'

Those two bits worth have sustained us through these challenging times. 'He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Life.' We know He knows all things and the Ten Commandments are more important than ever to follow as a daily guide. When one asks Him for understanding, more things appear to make sense. Also the Bible becomes like a living Truth.

We saw the movie, 'The Story of Ruth' last night; and I identify with the Biblical story. It was an excellent portrayal of character and well worth watching. I immediately appreciated Naomi and Ruth, for their strength of character, and how they stood up for the TRUTH. It is true that, 'the truth sets one free.'

Will be back with some tids when I can. In the meantime, hope your spirits are uplifted and encouraged to keep on trekking in Trust in Him, for each and every moment of each passing day. When you Ask Him to carry your burdens; He does. When you feel swamped / overwhelmed, just Thank Him and cast all your cares upon Him. He encourages Prayer dialogue and wants a personal relationship with you; as He loves you unconditionally! Ask for the Holy Spirit to infill you; and you will see / and or make a gentle difference to those around you. "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you."

The above photo image suggests to open your heart and invite Him in and He will enter. Then you can Ask and Seek, knowing that He will Direct your path and Provide.

Peace and God Bless.