Monday, October 26, 2009

Why I Trust You Anyway

"No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, 
but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 
fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised."
—Romans 4:20-21

"As believers, we cannot always know why,
but we can always know why we trust God, who knows why.
A Christian does not say,
'I do not understand You at all, but I trust You anyway.'
Rather, he says,
'I do not understand You in this situation,
but I understand why I trust You anyway.'"

—Audio series: Suffering & Sovereignty, by C.J. Mahaney

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sit Still...

“...Sit still, my daughter,
until you know how the matter will turn out..."
(Ruth 3:18 NKJV)

Waiting is:

Steadfastness, that is holding on;
Patience, that is holding back;
Expectancy, that is holding the face up;
Obedience, that is holding oneself in readiness to go or do;
Listening, that is holding quiet and still so as to hear.

—S.D. Gordon, Quiet Talks on Prayer

Monday, October 12, 2009

When I Say I Am A Christian

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting, "I am saved!"
I'm whispering, "I was lost!"
That is why I need this way

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride
I'm confessing that I stumble
And need someone to be my Guide

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I'm not saying I am strong
I'm professing that I'm weak
And need His strength to carry on

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success
I'm admitting I have failed
And cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are oh-so-visible
But God is not finished yet

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartaches
But I want to bless His name

When I say, "I am a Christian"
I do not wish to judge
I haven't much authority
I only know I'm loved

-By Carol Wimmer