Saturday, May 23, 2009

As seen in the Macomb Daily 5/23/09

Read God's word, drawing on His limitless wisdom, then, act on it

Catherine Galasso-Vigoritto

Regardless of who you are, where you come from, or what obstacles you must overcome, you have unlimited resources.

Placed within you by almighty God are vast spiritual riches within your heart, your mind and your soul. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on you own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5,6). "In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path."

But when times get difficult, many are tempted to quit, especially if you have attempted to achieve a goal and the results you anticipated have not yet transpired.

You must keep trying, for you are not on your own, God is with you. He is your ever-present working partner. Perhaps you might stumble, but God will not let you fall.

Let us guard the gates of our mind, for our outlook determines the outcome. And read God's work, drawing on His limitless wisdom to meet every need we may face.

Then, act on it. Faith in God's promises, releases God's power, for His word works within us, and as a result, we will work outwardly.

Sometimes, God wants to do a work in us, before He can do a work through us. Times of adversity can be times of opportunities, so we must be patient and give God a chance to work. One sunny afternoon, my husband took our daughters fishing in a lake near our home. Fishing demands faith, as well as patience. The girls could not see the fish, nonetheless, they expected, by faith, to catch some. Also, they prepared for the catch by bringing a large pail to put the fish they believed they would catch.

In the same way, we should have the same belief and expectation and "work while we wait" Patience can be described a "endurance with action." For that is what we all must do. . . exhibit joyful patience. When circumstances are difficult, don't give up. In Isaiah 28:16, it says, "Whoever believes will not act hastily." So don't yield to defeat; make an effort to try again, believing that things are about to completely transform. For when the time comes for God to act, there will be no delay. At once, suddenly, everything can positively change and our nets will be filled to abundance.

Remember, the angel promised Mary, "For with God nothing shall be impossible" (Luke 1:37). Therefore, believe with all your heart knowing that with faith in God you will achieve prosperity, success and joy.


Just a note ~

We are His children. Even if you are a wayward sinner, He wants to give you EVERYTHING! All He asks for in return is you.

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