Wednesday, May 7, 2008

More About Fasting

My dear hubster and I embarked upon our week of fasting in order to get some breakthrough in some areas of our lives, one of them being finances. Now, I know for certain that my thoughts are not always aligned with God's (duh!) for my idea of breakthrough was a large check coming in the mail or something. God's idea was a fortifying of our trust in Him, an encouragement to keep persevering, and a peace that defies understanding.

I wanted God to Provide. He wanted me to Abide.

For He already has Provided, what I needed to do was Abide in Him first. He is not suprised by our current circumstances and He has provided for this very moment by His grace.

And, wouldn't you know it, we received our Stimulus check at the end of the week and it was more than we expected!

At this point, I could be tempted to complain, for the fun things we had dreamed of spending that money on, have now been replaced by hospital bills and house payments, but there again is me not trusting God and not expecting good things from Him and, worst of all, not being thank-FULL (forgive me, Father). He can turn everything around in an instant and maybe is just waiting for that vote of confidence from me!

"I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
And let us exalt His name together"
~Psalm 34:1-3~

"You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You."
~Isaiah 26:3~
~ christa jean


Tiffany said...

It seems that I also often overthink things, when, many times, all God is asking of me is to Be Still. May God open your ears to hear EVERYTHING and ONLY what He desires.

Feathering My Nest said...

Hello Christa Jean, I'm so glad you visited me!
Isn't it just wonderful the way the Lord always does provide. He is so good. I've fasted and prayed for things, especially really troubling things, and I've seen the hand of God move and come to my rescue. I am new to your blog, so I don't know about your hospital bills, whether it was sickness or baby born, but I will pray that God will meet your needs. He'll take care of it all, sweetie, so you can have a good day.