F.I.T. – Foundational Inner Thoughts

In a time that feels full of
difficult thoughts,
harsh words,
fear,
and uncertainty to an extent rarely felt,
I felt a need to consider
what my beliefs were and
that resulted in what I choose to call
“Foundational Inner Thoughts” (F.I.T.)–

FIRST (and I believe the most important
aspect of my “faith”) —
I BELIEVE GOD . . .
I don’t just believe there IS a God . . .
I don’t just believe IN God . . .
I want to believe God like the Scriptures say
Abraham believed God . . .
Even so Abraham believed God, and
it was reckoned to him as righteousness.
Galatians 3:6, Romans 4:3, James 2:23

dictionary.com:
FAITH — confidence or trust in a person or thing;
belief that is not based on proof

November 25, 2016 at 7:45 AM · Searcy, AR ·

In a time that feels full of difficult thoughts, harsh words, fear, and uncertainty to an extent rarely experienced, I felt a need to consider what my beliefs were and that resulted in what I choose to call “Foundational Inner Thoughts” (F.I.T.)–Part 2

SECOND (and I believe a vital step in the development of my “faith”) —

I SEEK GOD . . .
I am told repeatedly to seek God . . .
I want a relationship with God . . .
I want to know God
like the Scriptures say Moses knew God . . .

Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses
face to face,
just as a man speaks to his friend . . .
Exodus 33:11
(Deuteronomy 34:10; Numbers 12:8)

SO, if I seek God, I must ask myself some important questions:

–WHERE is God?
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
(Psalm 139:7)

SO, if God is invisible,
–HOW do I seek God?
O God, You are my God;
I shall seek You earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You,
my flesh yearns for You,
In a dry and weary land
where there is no water.
(Psalm 63:1)

–WHAT does a relationship with God mean?
–what are my expectations?
the Lord, the Lord God,
compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, and
abounding in lovingkindness and truth
(Exodus 34:6)

dictionary.com: RELATIONSHIP — sense or state of being related

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called sons of God.
(Matthew 5:9)

Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the
kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
(Mark 10:15)

Psalm 36:7 How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

 

About Jeanne

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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