Faith and the Middle

My bathroom project continues.  Everything old is out, except for the toilet.  The old vanity is sitting in my bedroom.  The new tub is set in its new position, but of course not quite lining up as we thought.  I now have to do new flooring, because the old floor doesn’t match the new tub’s position.  I walked in there yesterday and prayed, “Lord, I thank you for having solutions for the known and unknown problems.”  Part of me just wants it done.  I don’t want to have to make more decisions.  However, most of the decisions are having to be made by my friend who is doing the work.  Some of the problems I see as major, he sees as minor.  We are obviously too far to quit.  I know and have faith that we will finish it.  It is going to be different already than I imagined, but I trust it will be a wonderful blessed room.  We need to keep going, not quit in the middle! Continue reading “Faith and the Middle”

Faith To Surrender

Early Sunday morning as I was driving to our Easter service, I was thinking about the faith it takes to surrender to the Lord and His will for our lives.  I realized we would not be celebrating Easter if Jesus had not surrendered to His Father’s will of the death on the cross.  He is our wonderful example.

The faith that is involved in surrendering to His will is not easy.  Hebrews 12:2b says Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame.  (NLT) or the NKJV who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising  the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Jesus thought about what he was going to have to endure.  I always wonder how he went from the last meal with his disciples, where he served them: lovingly washing their feet sharing what we now call communion with them–and also knowing what was coming as he released Judas to his mission of betrayal.

Then they made the trip to the Garden of Gethsemane.

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