08 June 2018

This 'n' That

In the context of a conversation this week, I found myself saying, "that's because God's faithfulness isn't dependent on our obedience." Then I found myself saying silently, "Amen, and thank you, Lord."

Later that same day, I was listening to a sermon on Esther, and was struck by the demonstration of God's faithfulness in spite of Israel's disobedience . Indeed, is that not a recurring theme throughout the Old Testament? And what grace to know that He will still fulfill His promises to His people!

God's faithfulness astounds me. I'm sure I'm not the only one who can—and does—look back on her life and see His guiding and protecting hand in even the most minor, seemingly insignificant situations. I'm also confident that I'm not alone when I confess that reflection on this reality is deeply convicting. Why should God be so faithful to me when I fail Him so consistently? Friends, this is our amazing, loving, kind, generous, forgiving, faithful God. What a privilege it is to serve Him. His lovingkindness certainly spurs our desire to grow in sanctification so that we may serve Him well. And just think, someday we will no longer have to grieve over our lack of faithfulness, or our lack of trust in His, when we are with Him forever!

I hope that brings some encouraging thoughts to fill your day and take you into your weekend as you set out to enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • God's plan is always right and perfect.
  • It's so easy to focus on what we will do in the future after certain events take place or are taken "off the plate," etc., but we must instead focus on being faithful now, while we wait for that right and perfect plan of God's to unfold.
  • You can't solve misogyny with unbiblical feminism.
  • It's a small win, but we'll take it.
  • God answers prayer. Unfortunately, we often fail to recognize and/or praise and thank Him for those answers!
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Listen, anybody—or any monkey—would be a little miffed if left in the car on a leash.
  • This might be the only thing worth going to at the upcoming TGC women's conference in Indianapolis.
  • Cute! You can definitely tell this woman was the original Gerber baby!
  • So many of us are so very thankful for John MacArthur and the ministry God has given him.
Everything about God is great, vast, incomparable. He never forgets, never fails, never falters, never forfeits His word. To every declaration of promise or prophecy the Lord has exactly adhered, every engagement of covenant or threatening He will make good. —A.W. Pink

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