By faith, I have been making a conscious decision for the past couple of days to give my trust to God. It’s a giving of love to Him on my part in my heart, more than just saying to him, ‘I love you, Jesus!’ in my thoughts during the day. When I put Eli to bed at night, I pray for him and bless him. One night this week I put him in his crib, entrusted him to God with prayer and thankfulness, and when I looked back as I was shutting the door I saw an angel by his crib. I’m not talking figuratively, I’m talking literally. It was standing looking over him. It had huge wings and they were unfurled behind the angel. It was AWESOME. I shut the door in perfect peace. It happened again the next night. So, last night, I knew that I could trust God with my son. I didn’t see the angel again but I sensed with my heart the presence of God!! Perfect peace again!!! (and dang, how the thankfulness came up strong in me) (I haven’t even told Patrik about this – he’ll probably read this and think “WHAT THE —-???!? Ha!!)
So… at first I didn’t see anything, but Jesus was already working in my heart about trusting Him, and then I began to give Him my trust, and then I saw, and now I believe and trust. May it keep coming from you Lord!!!! And THANK YOU!!!!!! 🙂
“The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see.” Hebrews 11:1
Read the rest of Hebrews 11 here. It’s awesome.
And continue on with Hebrews 12 here… (v. 1-3) “Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!”
COME ON!!!!!!! 🙂