TGIM. I remember mentioning that we need to be thankful for EVERY day, so TGIM, by the time you read this it may be TGIT. That is definitely more of a choice than a natural emotion, but making choices helps to build our faith. We choose to believe that He loves us and means well toward us on every day of the week.
Thought of the day
We sometimes get confused about what faith really is…we tend to see it as a force outside of ourselves that we have either been blessed with or must live without. Faith is actually much, much simpler than that. It’s just a matter of believing that what God says is true. It does not depend on our feelings or observations but on the trustworthiness of God Himself. We say we believe the Bible, do we? Do we believe that He is working ALL things together for our good if we are His? Do we believe that He keeps our tears in a bottle? Do we believe that we are raised up with and seated with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus? I don’t know about you, but my desk doesn’t feel much like heavenly seating. Do we believe that we are His workmanship? Do we believe that God has made the same provision for us to live in Him today as He has made for the payment of our sins? He tells us to renew our minds in the truth, and the biggest part of that is simply to believe that what He says is true when it looks different than what we see in the mirror. His truth supercedes our “reality”.