Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I am currently reading Beth Moore's "Believing God"; I love Beth's books and studies. Tonight as I was reading one of the chapters it touched me in a profound way. May it encourage your heart today.
"God exerts an incomparable power in the lives of those who continue believing Him. Hear it again: Nothing on earth compares to the strength God is willing to interject into lives caught in the act of believing. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul likens it to the stunning power God exerted when He raised His Son from the dead! Do you hear that, Beloved? Can you think of any need you might have that would require more strength than God exercised to raise the dead? Me either, God can raise marriages from the dead, and He can restore life and purpose to those who have given up. He can forgive and purify the vilest sinner. God's speciality is raising dead things to life and making impossible things possible. You don't have the need that exceeds His power." Again, you don't have any need that exceeds God's power.
I have been challenged this week in my thinking about the character and nature of God.
Over the years I've done studies on His character, many on the names of God and praying according to His character. This last Sunday our pastor challenged our belief in how we view God. So many of us grew up in churches that focused on only one character trait: I grew up in a traditional church that focused only on God being Judge. Many friends grew up focusing on His mercy while others grew up only focused on Jesus or the Holy Spirit but we need to remember the Totality of God-He is all of these and many more. When we isolate just one facet of God's character we minimize Who He is. When we seek Him, do we just focus on His provision? As a parent I love blessing my children with gifts and when they were little I delighted in meeting their needs. They did not need to manipulate me although I'm sure at times they tried. Why do we question whether our loving Father will provide for us? Of course He will but He will not be used or manipulated, He is not a puppet~He Alone Is God. One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 23-I am always touched by how this chapter portrays the love of God for us.
As our Shepherd He will provide for us. He is in relationship with us, cares for us, protects us, leads us, defends us,comforts us and gives us rest and peace. Even in the valley of the shadow of death, He will not forsake us. There are many character traits you can dwell on throughout the day-so many we could spend the rest of our days focused just on what a mighty God we have.
It is a so reassuring to remember that though the world may fall around us, His hand will hold us firm and close to Him.
Today be assured of His great love for you!

Walk in His Love today, Noreen

from Beth Moore "Believing God" chapter 2, pages 22 and 23


  1. Oh how beautiful is this to read on this morning. We are preparing for my niece Amy's surgery on Monday to remove cancer from her poor little body. My sister's site is There's An Angel On My Frontporch, her name is Debbie. Please go there and read a little of her story and give her some of the comfort that you just shared with me. I thank you kindly for reminding me of his greatness. I have had a hard time lately wondering as to how he can allow cancer to enter some of our children's bodies and let them continue to struggle. Amy is 33 years old, and the first time she got cancer she was 10. This is the 4th time, squamous cell, and she will be having a 15 hour surgery to remove the carotid artery which is full of cancer, and a lot of surrounding tissue. She will be having a radical neck dissection. Again please stop by and read her story. I thank you for blessing me this beautiful Wednesday morning. Country Hugs, Sherry

  2. Noreen!!!
    What an Awesome post! I am deeply touched, and inspired. I continue to find such wonderful characters God has, and have found that He wants to continue to reveal them to me. Thank You for sharing. Beth Moore is one of my most favorite Christian authors.

    I so love your new color for you family room, so peaceful and restful. I am planning to do some painting in our home soon. I am always amazed at what a little color change can do. I am going to e-mail you soon. Maybe we can catchup!

    My granddaughter just called from upstairs and asked if she and I could go and have just an all girls lunch, You know we grandmas just can't refuse them. LOL

  3. Hi Sweetie! Here is Debbie's blog address. She will be so happy to hear from you before she closes shop. She will be away for Amy's surgery and does not have a laptop so she won't be getting back for awhile after the next couple of day. Thanks again for sharing. Country Hugs, Sherry

  4. Oh what a beautiful reminder of all the love and caring we do receive every day from the Lord. Thanks. Hugs Marty

  5. I read "Believing God" a few months ago and was so encouraged by the insight that was given concerning the many aspects of God...loved what you wrote about remembering the totality of the Lord....

  6. This was so beautiful to read. Thanks for sharing it. I need to see if I can find this book. Hugs and love my friend.

  7. Thanks for the nice post. I am enjoying 'Esther' right now. She always causes you to look deep and see what speaks to you. I am so glad for you to be settling in to your house. Making it yours (o:

  8. Hi Noreen,
    that was a great post, and so true how we can't just concentrate on one of God's character traits and not all of them, for when we do we lose balance as to who He really is!! I love Beth Moore too,
    she really gets your batteries charged, doesn't she!!
    Your family room looks beautiful with that greyblue and sand color.
    Know you can't wait to get settled in.
    I am so so sorry I have not gotten your cards off yet, I am having printer problems and that is delaying me, and I am about finished too, so I am a lil frustrated. Please be patient tho,
    they are coming, I promise.
    We had just gotten a new printer
    and the first ones printed fine,
    but for some reason the last 2 are
    just not coming out like they should, I have even tried using different pics cause thought maybe
    that could be the problem but No.
    So hopefully soon we will figure it
    Have a great day hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  9. Great post.....and great reminder of the Love that surrounds us.....

    Stop by my blog anytime....i've always got something t6o say!!


  10. I have done several of the Beth Moore Bible studies, and I enjoyed them so very much. Her insights are powerful.

    This is my first time to visit your blog. Quite nice! And we have much in commom from our faith to seven grandchildren. I will be back again to visit.

  11. Thanks for sharing these thoughts as they have really been a blessing to me this day, Noreen :o)

  12. Will be remembering Cindy's family in this time of great readjustment for them. Thanks for the timely reminders of our God's greatness and love.


Leave your comment
"Thank You" for leaving me a comment on my blog ~ I so appreciate each one and even if I don't respond please know I do read them.
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14