Living Faith

Noah was surrounded by people who wanted to dissaude and detract him from following God's call in his life. Noah acted in faith to God's call even though what he was called to do went against common sense and the "rules". Noah ran his race with the intent to win. He did not worry about public opinion. We can look at Noah's life for guidance when it seems we are the only ones walking a certain path; running an only course. We are not alone in our faith. God will always be there to guide and help through life's many storms and trials. An active and living faith can at times require actions that may seem new and uncomfortable, but the rewards are eternal.

Monday, October 24, 2011

I prayed for Tebow..silly but serious

Imagine our disappointment this year when we learned John Fox would be following us to Colorado to coach the Broncos.

North Carolina being our home state, we pulled for the Carolina Panthers up until this last year. Last year, we decided to plant ourselves in Colorado and with that we must pull for the home state team. Pulling for the Denver Broncos was not hard for me. As a young girl, with a crush on John Denver, I always wanted to live in Colorado. I have always had a Rocky Mountain High! Plus, pulling for the team that had Tim Tebow on it would be easy. A young man with the character that I pray my young men will have.

Unfortunately, with Fox's coaching, the Gentry family was fearful Tebow would not have a chance. Imagine my joy last week when Greg told me Fox would be playing Tebow this week. I prayed for this young man. Through all his patience and good sportsmanship during this season, I wanted him to be an example of character as well as success.

Due to an unrelenting illness, I slept through the football game. However, as I said before, I prayed this week for him. I slept peacefully knowing the game, although trivial in world peace, was in God's hands.

Oh, what an example I have set for myself to do the same with other issues in my life.

You are the helper of the fatherless. LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.
Psalms 10:14,17-18

I have prayed this weekend for my boys in China, for the China Center of Children's Welfare and Adotion, CCCWA, and for the orphanage. Greg and I have written a letter to the CCCWA and we are awaiting a response that the letter will be delivered.

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
Isaiah 1:17

Just as Tebow won in the final minutes of the Broncos/Dolphins game, my Lord will win as well.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
Proverbs 31:8-9

I will put it in his hands and rest.

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.
Psalms 68:5-6

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