Wednesday, January 28, 2009

~A Grateful Heart~

Jan is finished with all her testing for this month. I'm thrilled to report that all is the same. NO GROWTH!

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Daily trusting in God--acknowledging that He is the one source of all good gifts and success and the ONLY safe refuge when life is difficult--steers us from the dangers of pride and despair.

Jesus once pointed to a little child and said, "I tell you the truth, you must change and become like children. Otherwise, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. The greatest person in the kingdom of heaven is the one who makes himself humble like this child" (Matthew 18:3-4). A child's humility is one of trust--it pleases God when we trust Him as a child trusts and depends on his father.

James points out that trials test and prove our faith (James 1:1-3), but we don't have to wait for challenging moments to begin trusting God with our entire life. The good news is that with complete and total trust in Him, He directs our steps in the most fulfilling paths for our lives.

James 1:1-3

How to Live as a Christian

"1From James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.
To all of God's people who are scattered everywhere in the world:

Greetings.

Faith and Wisdom
2My brothers and sisters, when you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy,
3 because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience."

2 Corinthians 12:9
9 But he said to me, "My grace is enough for you. When you are weak, my power is made perfect in you." So I am very happy to brag about my weaknesses. Then Christ's power can live in me."

God Promises He Will:

Hear Our Prayers ~ Psalms 18:6
Refine Us ~ Zechariah 13:9
Give Us Refuge ~ Isaiah 4:5-6
Eventually End Our Trials ~ Isaiah 19:20

Thank you for joining in prayer!
Love,
Cheryl

7 comments:

Sheryl said...

woohoo, great news!!

Melanie said...

Yahoo!! Great news! :)

Denise said...

That is such great news, doing the happy dance.

Tracy said...

Praise God my friend! That's awesome. No doubt you are thrilled. Rejoicing with you!

Laurie Ann said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!! He is so faithful! This is wonderful news. Sorry for all the exclamation points but I am so excited! Our God is so much bigger than cancer. Now, did they give any reason for her headaches? Praying it was just a sinus infection or something minor.

Christina said...

Thats awesome!!! That Jan has no growth. I'm praying for her healing. It is hard to be patient, but with the Lord's help we can be.

Debra said...

Cheryl Kay,

I can hear the relief in your post, my friend. Praising the Lord with you!

Love ya!