We say we believe God is sovereign . . . but, I personally don’t see myself living like I believe it! I still find myself trying to “fix” things and react to what I see as if I am capable of doing a better job than God or responding because His timing is obviously off!
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So, I often find myself looking at something I’ve “fixed” and wishing I had just stayed out of it or raising my fist to God and asking “how could you let this happen?” MAYBE it would be better if I just waited on God to begin with and rested in the knowledge that He really does know ALL things and works in ALL things for my good (Romans 8:28). Boy, it sure is hard to not just take charge and do what I think is best—oh, yeah!
a work in progress . . . God's grace has brought me through many traumas of varying intensities and I am alive today (both physically & spiritually) because of Him and His work: "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus"-Philippians 1:6.
My childhood was spent living in many places in the United States due to my family's music or ministry—The Hicks Family, made up of Olan & Barbara Hicks, my younger brothers, Clint & Chuck & me, sang in different combos (put out an album), does so no longer professionally . . . but, visit a family gathering in Searcy & you're bound to hear some foot-tapping sounds (or catch my dad & mom on the road)!
I believe that every moment of each life path (the good & what I perceive as the bad) God works together for my good as His child whether I understand it or not. MUSIC and MINISTRY are still primary aspects of the path God has me walking—so exciting!
Words that have encouraged me since 1980: ". . . giving them a garland instead of ashes,The oil of gladness instead of mourning,The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting So they will be called oaks of righteousness,The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:3
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