Something that God has really been impressing on my heart this week is literally how He so richly provides for us. It’s not just in big things either. He provides in simple, small, consistent ways, and for that I could not be more thankful.
That understanding of His provision is something that I also want to start cultivating in Grace right now. So, I decided there was no better verse than this one found in Philippians 4:19 to focus on this week, Continue reading
Welcome to another Tuesday Tidbit! Last week we covered the story of Daniel in the Lions’ Den, so I thought this week we’d stay in Daniel and cover another story about trusting God for protection. Our story this week is about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and literally is one of the stories I remember learning most as a child though I’m not sure why.
Welcome to another Tuesday Tidbit! Last week we continued on through the story of Noah and looked at how Noah demonstrated his faith by following God’s command as well as God’s faithful response to Noah in the story of the Great Flood. We’re to my favorite part of the story this week as God makes his covenant promise with Noah and seals it with the rainbow. God is faithful in so many ways as illustrated throughout the Bible, but this is one of the first ways we see it.
Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a great start, and I’m so glad you’re joining me for another Tuesday Tidbit. Last week we talked about God’s command to Adam and Eve and how their response to God’s command brought sin into the world. This week we’re moving on to another keystone story in the Old Testament – Noah Builds the Ark. I understand there are several parts to this story, which is why I plan to break it up a little. This week we’re just focusing on how Noah prepared for it, and next week, we’ll continue on with the Flood and God’s redemptive promise.
“The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way,” Proverbs 20:24. Yikes! That one really hit home for me when I read it this morning. As I’ve already mentioned a few times, our path has been full of twists and turns in even just the few years we’ve been married, but honestly, whose isn’t? I’ll be the first to admit that I’m definitely one of the ones who has tried to understand everything. At least in my mind, I’m always questioning everything.
The biggest problem with trying to figure out the nitty gritty, though, is it steals our peace. It keeps us from just enjoying the process. And, it robs us of our faith. Sure, it’s important to make the necessary preparations for a move. Yes, I believe God even expects us to walk out on our own and seek out opportunities. But, what he doesn’t expect of us is to turn to him at every moment asking, “Why did you do it that way, God?” Continue reading