Thursday, October 18, 2018

A Journey of Faith ~ Introduction

I feel as if I have a lot to say but am not sure where to start.  This post will be one of many posts on a journey of faith.

In times of illness, one really doesn't have a choice but to be still.  I suppose one could be still and fuss or be still and be unhappy.  I'd rather be still and listen.

I am all too often guilty of letting the noise of everything drown out the quiet voice of God.  I am too much like a small child in a toy shop - looking at everything, wanting more than I have, sometimes alarmed by the newness and enormity of it all.



I have been reading my Bible and praying more and more, asking the Lord to change my heart to become more faithful, more steadfast, and more loving.  And more obedient.  There I said it.  Obedient.  I didn't say it too loudly.  It's almost like obedience is a dirty word.  But it's not.

Obedience not as in earning my salvation by works but obedience as in walking as Christ did.  Living as He did and as the early church did. NOT because I have to or need to but because I want to.  I want to live a life pleasing to God.

What does that mean?  What does that look like?  And that is where my journey begins.

Over the next few weeks, I will write about where my journey is taking me.  As in any journey, there are times of joy, times of sorrow, times of hesitancy, and times of boldness.  Some choices that I have made will not be the same as ones that perhaps you have made and so on.  Our Heavenly Father did not design us with a cookie cutter - stamping each to look the same.  He speaks to each one of us and though our journey's destination may be the same, our paths getting there may be a bit different.

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12 comments:

  1. Our journeys of faith are all individual and take us to places we never imagine. Through it all God is ever present and always faithful.

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    1. I am so thankful that God never leaves us or forsakes us but remains always faithful!!

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  2. Hi Gina~

    What a wonderful idea...I'm looking forward to taking the journey with you sweet friend. I need to be more obedient, more grateful, more loving and more thoughtful. We are all Children of our Heavenly Father, He loves us and wants us to walk in the path of Christ. I need to be more diligent about setting time aside to ponder and pray...thank you Gina!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, you are such an encouragement to me. Thank you!

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  3. Living by the example of our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ will surely bring you greater faith, and peace.
    I find daily prayer, and scripture study help me quiet my thoughts and help me become more receptive to the Spirit, and bless my life.

    Smiles :)
    ~K.

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    1. Amen, Kerin! Only God quiets our thoughts and hearts!

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  4. Making a fuss and being unhappy doesn't change our circumstances. Might as well be content and let God work. I've learned that in my life. God will see us through whatever we are going through. Our faith will be made firmer and we will come out stronger. Your words inspire me Gina and I look forward to reading about your journey.
    xx Beca

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    1. Hi Beca. Thank you so much for visiting, commenting, AND following! It is so very nice to meet you. I look forward to getting to know you and visiting your blog. My journey took a short detour today. :-)

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  5. It is amazing how we can spend time in God's word and with him in prayer and each time he can speak to us in ways he hasn't before when we have read the same verses, he is always there to lead us and give us what we need to be more like him, all we have to do is ask for him to guide us

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    1. Connie, Amen and amen! Thank you for sharing with us. xo

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  6. Beautiful post Gina! Being surrounded by God's love really does help to bough us up! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Maria Craik, A Life for a Life, "Chapter XVI: Her Story," 1859