Thursday, May 20, 2010

TRUTH FOR THURSDAY

So many times our minds are filled with untruths. We may not even be aware of it, but somewhere along the way these untruths creep in. Maybe from a friend, a TV show, a magazine, or from ourselves. What we are thinking about will influence the way we live our lives. My pastor often shares about how people learn how to recognize counterfeit money. Do they study the counterfeit money? No! They study the real money. Often times as Christians we spend too much time focusing on the counterfeit instead of God's truth. My husband reminded me of this supporting verse found in Psalm 119:104 "Through your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way."

Recently I have been reading the book "Lies Women Believe and The Truth That Sets Them Free" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I thought this may be a good way to share the lies we believe that she writes about, but more importantly the truths of God's Word. This book seems like a good one for a group to do together, but since I am doing it on my own, I would love to hear your comments about it.

THE LIE: GOD SHOULD FIX MY PROBLEMS

THE TRUTH:
"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working in us a far more exceding and eternal weight of glory." 2 Corinthians 4:17

"...we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perserverance, character, and character, hope." Romans 5:3-4

"But He knows the way that I take;
When He has tested me I shall come forth as gold." Job 23:10

"And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Are you feeling overwhelmed with your problems? Frustrated that God hasn't fixed them as you would like? Wishing your life was easier and even comparing it to others? Turn your eyes upon Jesus my friends. Trust that He has a plan for your life (Jeremiah 29:11). Believe that He works all things together for good (Romans 8:28). Seek to glorify Him in all things (1 Corinthians 10:31).

9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I look forward to following yours.
    blessings,
    Amy

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  2. This post makes me think of the song, "The Voice of Truth!"

    I'm not sure if I ever believed that life was suppose to be easy as a Christian, but sometimes I lapse into frustration or discouragement nonetheless!

    He is such a gracious God for He is always willing to transform our attitudes when we submit them to Him!

    Great post, Theresa! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I love the notion of studying the truth in order to recognize a counterfeit...that's such a great way to explain it!

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  4. This was a beautiful post filled with truth! I love Nancy Demoss!

    I'm reading Choosing Gratitude now.

    I'm adding your button to my sidebar blog scroll...

    Hugs,
    Traci

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  5. Just stopping in and looking around from Follow Friday! And just became your newest follower! Yea! Hope you stop by and return the favor!

    My blog www.remodelaholic.com is all about interior design and remodeling there are some great tutorials so you can get the look you want on a budget! We also have a party every Friday to show off your stuff! And Sunday for Recipes links.

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  6. Thank you for this post! It is so true and really what I needed to hear/read. :) I am now following your blog!

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  7. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog...we are going on our second year since the loss of our home...the frog came at the end of the second year...God has been more than faithful in our journey.
    Enjoyed your post and have been here before,
    Blessings,
    Janette

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  8. I read this book on my own, too, and thought it was really good. A lot of times we want to see God move in our situations NOW. But, sometimes we have to learn to be patient and keep trusting Him. Knowing deep inside us that He is working the problem out for us. I loved this post!

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  9. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I look forward to following a fellow NYer for a change. I used to spend a lot of time out on Long Island in the past. Miss going there now.

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