Friday, November 2, 2012

Faithful Friday

Fridays are a day we can look back on the previous week and reflect on the things that God has been teaching us this week.

This week has been a bit of a rough one for me. Monday I didn't feel well, Tuesday I worked with the MTHFR family, and discovered I did the wrong week of homework for my weekly Bible Study, Wednesday got off to a rough start when we forgot what day Daniel's dentist appointment was scheduled for, Thursday I worked all day, and today is Friday, the end of a long week.

In the midst of it all, I clearly could see God wanting me to understand that He wants me to find total satisfaction in Him. It's easy to look at circumstances and say,"Oh, if only this was different", or "If only I had that item we really want". But... that's not being satisfied at all. True satisfaction with ourselves, with our lives, and with each other, can only come from looking at our circumstances as God sees them, and trusting that He will provide just what we need, right when we need it.

No, I'm not discounting the difficulties our country (our world?) is facing right now, but if those of us who live in Western cultures took a good, hard look at our lives, would we REALLY be able to say that we would be satisfied with nothing but Christ?  And are those difficulties we're facing really that difficult, or are we just having difficulty with them because we're trying to take care of them on our own strength and not allowing God to be enough for us?

What has God taught you this week? If you've written a blog post about it, please link up below. If you'd just like to comment with what God has been teaching you, you can do that too!




2 comments:

  1. What a great attitude. Thanks for the positive reminder! I stumbled on this quote from Mercy Ministries right before I came here:

    "'We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction' - Harry Ironside
    Next time you find yourself worrying, STOP....take a deep breath...and start thanking God for everything you can think of."

    Think God's trying to tell me something? Thanks for helping pass on the message!

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    1. I needed that this morning. Thanks Kim!

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