Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Week Eleven - Those Little Stars

Beside the Well      
            Is your Bible marked with notes and stars like mine?  I find it a blessing to see the little personal reminders and recall God’s voice speaking to me through His Word as I do my Bible reading.
            I came to I Thessalonians the other day and there was a star by 5:18, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”  You probably have that verse marked too!  But in the lower margin, I had also written three questions and three responses.

            What has He done in the past? 
                        Answer—Thank Him.
            How is God showing love and care today? 
                        Answer—Thank Him.
            What is God able to do in the future?
                        Answer—Thank Him.

            I know God has been good in my past.  There is no question about that.  I can look back and see his love and care for myself, my family, and in our ministry.
            I see Him at work around me each day and I truly believe He will continue His goodness into my future.  I might wonder what it will look like, but I know He will be there, just as he was in the past, and is today.
            As I read on, three little stars stood by I Thessalonians 5:24 “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.  I remember claiming this promise in my missionary career years ago, and He has proved Himself to be faithful in every instance fulfilling what He called me to do.  He was faithful in the past.  He is faithful today.  And I know He will be faithful in the future.
            I am finding thankfulness the most positive and strengthening attitude I can have. When I feel anxious, I start looking to see where I can be thankful.  It is my wonderful place to rest my heart. I am so thankful to serve a God who never changes.  Let’s put a star by that!

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