From fear to faith

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In a conversation with a friend this week, I told her that it’s always easier to believe for someone else than for yourself (or for your family). Why is that?

I think Beth Moore nailed it in her video (below at the end of this post) when she said, “We don’t trust God.”

She gave this word of powerful wisdom: “You can not command God, but you can trust Him…You can’t know it all in advance, but could you trust His love enough to know that whatever He brings forth, child, it’s going to be good.”

“Jesus replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. ” – Matthew 17:20

What does this year hold?

Today I recorded a new podcast for my January 2015 Goals and Dreams podcast series, Declutter and Organize for 2015. You can listen to it by clicking here. You can subscribe to my official podcast on Itunes here.

I’ve been organizing and decluttering and seeking God in prayer.

I wonder, what does this year hold?

Lots going on spiritually. Jesus said in the end times men’s hearts would fail them in fear (Luke 21:26), but not to be afraid (Mark 5:36). We just need to pray, have faith, and trust God. 

This week I asked myself that question as I just took down our Christmas decorations. I related to beautiful Kristen’s post about decorations On Getting to Know Yourself.

While I don’t usually carry it out to Valentine’s Day like the hillbillies, I do leave them up longer than many people who are chompin’ at the bit to take them down the morning after Christmas. It makes me sad to put away the decorations, so I wait a little longer than most..and enjoy the beautiful lights and reminders of Christ’s birth and resurrection.

Jacqui reminds me to keep things simple this year. To rest. To nourish my soul.

I do my part but let God take care of the rest:

Come quickly, Lord Jesus. Help us keep our gaze on You.

 Yes, what does this year hold?  Your thoughts?