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.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Allowing God


We are not fundamentally free; external circumstances are not in our hands, they are in God’s hands, the one thing in which we are free is in our personal relationship to God. We are not responsible for the circumstances we are in, but we are responsible for the way we allow those circumstances to affect us; we can either allow them to get on top of us, or we can allow them to transform us into what God wants us to be.

Conformed to His Image, 354 L


We celebrated Chloe's and my dear husband's birthdays on October 10th. How far we have come in just 13 months. Chloe's health is great, her prognosis is great and her desire to love us as her earthly parents has been confirmed.

Chloe came from external circumstances beyond her control. There were external circumstances that almost prevented her from being joined to our family. There were doctors that did not want us to bring her home. We fought however and I could not be more thankful for allowing God to work this miracle in our lives.

We are all faced with external circumstances that are beyond our control. Sometimes it does not seem fair that some of us appear to have greater things to overcome, but I believe that those obstacles can lead to a more fulfilling life, if only we allow God to use it for the good instead of Satan using it for evil.

Chloe has chosen to use her for the good.

I have chosen to use mine for the good.

There are still many obstacle in our path but with God we know where the path will end.

In His Name,
Amy

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