The Accidental Pharisee

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thankful Thursday #7

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all.

Proverbs 3:5-6 The Message

There was a time in my life that I ignored the wisdom of Proverbs 3:5-6. I leaned so heavily on my own understanding that I fell right into doubting God.

Another less than shining moment in my life.

But here is the amazing thing: God loved me through my time of doubt. He forgave me my time of doubt. He restored me into a right relationship with him when I asked forgiveness for doubting him.

And for all of that amazing, lavish grace, I am thankful.

I am also thankful for my friends who keep me steady when I feel unsure--when my walk of faith feels a little shaky. God has blessed me with sisters in Christ who surround me with prayer, who point me back to him when I wander a bit off course, who remind me of what I believe in when I forget, who hold out hope when mine is fading ...

Faith, Pamela, Cheryl, Chris, Fran, Terri, Barbara, Susie, Margo, Gloria, Scoti, Tiffany, Tami, Beth2, Kristen, Sue, Jeanne, Melea, Francie . . .

Where would I be without these women? Leaning too often on my own understading!

I am thankful for the use of my daughter's laptop to post this blog. We're vacationing in Estes Park--a beyond beautiful spot in the Rocky Mountains. Another reason to be thankful!!

Iris over at Sting My Heart, the wonderful sponsor of Thankful Thursday, blogged about Proverbs 3:5-6. Interesting--because Andy Stanley taught on that same verse this past Sunday. Not leaning on my understanding, but realizing God knows better than me.

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