Monday, January 26, 2009

Believe

I made just a couple of New Year's Resolutions this year. One of them was to commit to nightly spiritual study which I have not been great at the last few years. I decided that if I picked a specific topic to study I might stand a better chance of sticking to it and it turns out I was totally right. I guess technically it's only been a month but I haven't missed a single day. This month I have really been focused on faith and how to build and maintain it. It's funny how you can spend your whole life going to church and still have so. much. to learn. about something that seems so basic.

Today I was catching up on some friends and came across a quote on Christy's blog that tied in so well to what I've been studying.

"God is ready to present you with new opportunities. He wants to open new doors before you. It doesn't matter what’s happening in the world around you, in the economy, the housing industry, or with job reports; God’s Word still remains true. He rewards the people who seek after Him. He’s not the least bit concerned about how He’s going to supply your needs. There is no recession in heaven. He has His eye on you, and He still opens doors that no one can shut! In an instant, He can bring the right people into your life, the right opportunities, and the right resources to take you to a new level.
But in order to go to a higher level, you have to have a higher way of thinking. You can’t stay focused on what’s happening in the natural nor allow worry and fear to fill your thoughts. Remember, God’s ways are higher than our ways. He is working on our behalf behind the scenes in the supernatural realm. Choose to keep an attitude of faith and expectancy. As you do, you’ll move forward through the open doors of blessing God has prepared for you."

I have let the constant chatter about the failing economy really get to me the last few months and I feel like there's a little black cloud sitting over my head. I love the idea that there is "no recession in heaven". It has always been way to easy for me to look at my trials like giant, insurmountable mountains sitting right in front of me and to forget that keeping up a relationship with God is kind of silly if you don't believe He knows a way over that hill that I simply can't see. It's a lesson I really ought to have learned by now since it's been true over and over and OVER in my life. I'm working my tail off to make it stick!

7 comments:

Kat said...

Thank you so much for this post. It is a totally amazing quote. Just what I needed today. Thanks. :)

Sherpa Boy said...

This is your best post.

Jayne said...

Just wonderful, Honey! You inspire me to keep up my own resolutions.

Andrea said...

Thanks for posting this great quote! I really needed it today!!

lil' bohemian said...

that kinda made me teary*

ju said...

reminded me of something i underlined in a book of essays lately. from lucy grealy's "mirrors":

"i once thought that truth was an eternal, that once you understood something it was with you forever. i know now that this isn't so, that most truths are inherently unretainable, that we have to work hard all our lives to remember the most basic things. society is no help; the images it gives us again and again want us only to believe that we can most be ourselves by looking like someone else."

k8 said...

julia that is beautiful. and disappointingly true.