How Wonderful and Marvelous

Psalm 139: 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
1 Timothy 4:8-10 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
Our souls know we are wonderfully made in God’s image. He places godly desires on our hearts….desires to love God, strive for His will in our lives, and persevere along the faith journey. Let us put our entire faith, acceptance and hope in God. His plans are perfect; His purposes prevail. Our Creator fulfills the earthly and eternal longings of our hearts according to His masterful timing. His works are marvelous; our innermost being, our soul, knows this very well. Lord, we yearn to fulfill your godly desires in our hearts and hope for your perfect will in our lives. We trust you, our marvelous Creator and loving Father. Amen.

Photo: Banff National Park, Canada 

Our Faith in God 

2 Corinthians 5:7 …for we walk by faith, not by sight 

Psalm 103:17 17 But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him.   His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant,  of those who obey his commandments!

We WALK by faith.  We don’t sit idle.  We don’t walk by seeing what the world offers.   Step by step, we keep walking in full assurance of faith that God is with us.  His love lasts FOREVER.  The promise of His presence along our path extends from our lives to the salvation of our children and their children because of God’s covenant with His faithful people.  By obeying God’s Word,  remaining faithful along His guided path, and taking leaps of faith in our loving God, even our children and grandchildren  will be blessed with everlasting salvation.  We are covered in God’s goodness and covenant blessing; remain faithful to Him and keep walking by faith!!!! 

Photo: Austin, TX 

 

Hopeful Waiting

Psalm 37:7 “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. 8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. 9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.”

God is instructing us to wait for Him, to be still before our almighty God, to hope in Him alone. When we fixate on others’ wrongdoing, our focus is shifted from hopeful waiting to anxious fretting. When we perceive what The Lord is doing in our own lives, we experience peaceful hope and await our inheritance in The Lord. His plans are to prosper us; wait on Him.

Photo: Anxiety’s Spiral – La Sagrada Familia – Barcelona, Spain

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