Monday, December 5, 2016

1 Peter 5

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour."

John MacArthur study bible- "'Casting means to throw something on something,' as to throw a blanket on a donkey. Christians are to cast all of their discontent, discouragement, despair, and suffering on the Lord, and trust Him for knowing what He's doing with their lives. Along with submission and humility, trust in God is the third attitude necessary for victorious Christian living."

How wonderful that we can trust Him with our lives and we can just continually come to Him with our burdens, sorrows, worries, circumstances, trials...knowing that He knows far more than we do, knows what is best for us, and will work all things for good. And in the future..."And after you have suffered a little while, the God of grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you."

Saturday, December 3, 2016

A Very Good Question

"100 years from now, from heaven's perspective, what will we have wished we had done?"

~God Places the Lonely in Families: Adopting Through the Foster System by Adam and Jamie Clark