Saturday, October 25, 2008

THREE QUESTIONS FOR YOU TODAY

Milton, here for Kristy:

Day by day life is changing for me. 

Somehow, someway, sometime it is changing for good. God's promise is that He will take all things and work them together for good. This last year I will admit that it seems impossible for good to come into my life as tough, hard events have overwhelmed me. How can He release new beginnings of blessing? Yet God is faithful. We must trust Him and believe Him and obey Him.

May I ask you a simple sincere question? The question comes from one who has experienced a deep, hard wound within my soul and spirit. The question isn't an easy answer but it is vital to life and blessing.

Are you willing to trust Him, believe Him, obey Him?

That is all I have to write today. Those questions are the only parts of life that matter.

6 Comments:

At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Pat said...

the anwer is yes, yes & yes. We are blessed and chosen people....thank god....amen and amen....keep sharing Milton you are truly a blessing.....

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger Karen Eve said...

That is generally an easy question to answer, all yeses of course, but the follow through is the hard part. I'm at a time of my life where He has shown himself faithful, time and time again as I've walked through some of the most difficult things you are ever called to walk through. He has always shown Himself faithful. But do I always obey Him? I wish I could yes, but to be honest, I delay at times and question if I'm hearing right. Obedience generally calls for sacrifice. Yes, many parts of obedience become automatic the longer you walk, but there is always a new challenge, a new conviction, something new to push you out of your comfort zone. That's where the rubber meets the road.
Do I trust Him to provide for me or am I trusting my company or job to provide? Do I always love Him first first, even about my family? Am I passionate about Him? Sadly, I do not always make an "A" in all the above. But I love Him and I know that my life would be impossible without Him.
I am now facing a challenge that requires me to move forward and face a couple of my greatest fears. I believe it is God's plan for my life, but I'm frozen. These are not even big deals for most people, but that is why God has chosen this time and this vehicle to move me through this so I can experience even more of what He has for me. My life is already blessed with peace and joy, but He has more. I can do it with Him. I will obey. Today and tomorrow I will complete the planning (writing down the practical stuff), so I can move forward. I trust that His plan for me is for good and not for evil, that His plan is to give me a hope and a future.
So yes, I trust Him and the trust grows more each day.
Yes, I believe Him.
Yes, I'll obey Him. It's not always easy, but I know that yesterdays struggles are today's habits. A good father is always pushing their kids towards what is best for them, even when it's uncomfortable.
I always try to keep this in mind and not sing empty prayers during musical worship. Many of the songs we sing say so much and don't want them to be empty promises, because my God, my Daddy, my Jesus, my Brother, my Husband, my Everything deserves do much more.
With blessings and prayers,

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger Carrie Turansky said...

Milton,
Your and Kristy's example of trusting God, believing Him and obeying Him have encouraged me so much. If you can do it....and you have....then I can do it too, no matter what I will face the in the days ahead.
Thank you,
Carrie in NJ

 
At 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to say that I can trust and go through an ultimate trial as well as you have but I doubt that I could.

 
At 10:31 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

As you say, the question is "simple," but the answer isn't.

I do trust, believe and obey. However, sometimes I wonder if I'm close enough to Him to hear and understand exactly what it is he is asking of me. If his sheep "know his voice," I think I need to go to sheep school el pronto. Many times, I've been guilty of thinking "this" was "God's will" and being 100 percent, tee-totally wrong.

However, even in those times of utter confusion and embarrassment, I keep trusting, believing and doing my best to obey.

Thanks for the reminder.

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Barbara J. Robinson said...

Yes, I believe in God. Yes, I trust God. Yes, I will obey God to the best of my ability. I'm not perfect, but I try my best. I start each morning with prayer and a personal talk with God. Jesus is my best friend. The first Easter gift my husband ever gave me was a small white bear that sang, Jesus Loves Me". At this time in my life, I've learned many of life's lessons the hard way, but I can say one thing's for sure. God is always there for me, and He's never let me down. When I thought I was alone, I found out I was never alone. I felt His blessed gentle touch through the comforter He sent to me, the Holy Ghost. It was like a gentle hand on my shoulder providing me support when I was lost in tears. I've lost my mom and youngest sister within the last ten years, and I felt like a part of me died with both of them. Losing them both was so hard, but through God's grace, I endured, and He sent me comfort and peace of mind. When I need help, I know who to ask--God. As I sat with my husband in the hospital, and he had tests run this week, I prayed, and I am trusting in God to see us both through. There is no friend like Jesus. No one else can offer the blessed peace of mind and comfort than comes through a personal relationship with God, the author of our lives.

 

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