Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Scripture Challange ---Faith

I am doing a Scripture Challenge Scrapbook with Christina and Bridgett and I am really excited to be doing it with them make sure that you check out both of there pages also Because they did a great job on theres ! Its pretty cool we are all doing (not planned ) different sizes for our books Christina's is a 6x6 Bridgetts and 8x11 and I am doing 8x8. And we are doing the bible study on our own during the week then getting together on Monday nights to discuss it here on line And it was truly awesome to see how we all took the same word and found our own meanings and passages in the bible I do believe they were all different except for one that Bridgett and I had the same but to be meeting across the miles 3 people that have never meet in person to be studying and worshiping God and his Wonderful works and Name its truly amazing and moving ! The Bible Says '
Matthew 18:20~~For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
And let me tell you he was defiantly there with us the other night !

Our word for the week that we did was Faith ! and if you haven't read in the KJV i strongly recommend it Matthew Henrys Comentary here on this site is very well written But it talks alot about Faith and it really made me think alot I also really liked James 5:15'16~ 15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

The writing on mine at the top of the page tho says !
I have struggled with my Faith for a very long time , And while I've always Believe in God i haven't been the best at turning over all things to God and letting Him guide me through the storms in life Both Good and Bad SO with this Study and the New Year I vowing to walk a little straighter And let my Faith be my Guidance to God in all I am and Do
Other scriptures that moved me while studying this word are Exodus 19, 5 and 20'14 , Galatians 2,20 , Mathew 6,30 , Luke 7 ,50 and 17,5 , Hebrews 11,1 there were just so many and I'm sure there were many more !
Its true tho so many times in Life I dont have the strongest Faith and Trust that God no matter what the situation is or what point in life it brings me to that even the good and the bad its all Gods will and things do happen for a reason ! I know the saying I've heard it all my life over and over again and its finally sinking into my hardheaded Skull ! THAT GOD DOESN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING YOU CANT HANDLE ! so I'm trying to be a better person and walk a little straighter , turn my cheek to those to hurt me and make my self a better person ! and follow Gods Ways and know that by having the Faith in God that life will be okay ! While writing the blog this morning i was listening to Christinas play list off of her page ( we do this alot with each other i think ) and there was a song on there , Gavin Rossdale - Love Remains The Same I've heard the song a million times on her thing but this morning while writing this the song was one of them that it hit me here are the lyrics to it

Gavin Rossdale -- Love Remains The Same

a thousand times i've seen you standing
gravity like a lunar landing make me want to run till i find yous hut the world away from here, drift to you, you're all i hear everything we know fades to black half the time the world is ending, truth is i am done pretending
i never thought that i had any more to give pushing me so far here i am without you drink to all that we have lost, mistakes that we have made everything will change, love remains the same find a place where we escape take you with me for a space a city bus that sounds just like a fridge walk the streets through seven bars i had to find just out where you are the faces seen to blur they're all the same half the time the world is ending,
truth is i am done pretending i never thought that i had any more to give you're pushing me so far here i am without you drink to all that we have lost, mistakes that we have made everything will change, love remains the same so much more to say, so much to be done don't you trick me out, we shall over come cause our love stays ablaze we should have had the sun c ould have been inside instead we're over here half the time the world is ending, truth is i am done pretending too much time to love defending, you and i are done pretending
i never thought that i had any more to give you're pushing me so far here i am without you drink to all that we have lost, mistakes that we have made everything will change, everything will change
oh, i.........this could last forever oh, i........we could last forever love remains the same love remains the same

How true tho the words to it all I am in just in awe of that song and the way it hit me , Theres a few others that go with the word Faith to me and the means of them in life

Casting Crowns - Praise You In This Storm

I was sure by now That You would have reached down And wiped our tears away Stepped in and saved the day But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining As the thunder rolls I barely hear You whisper through the rain"I'm with you"And as Your mercy falls I raise my hands and praise the God who gives And takes away
Chorus:I'll praise You in this storm And I will lift my hands For You are who You are No matter where I am Every tear I've cried You hold in Your hand You never left my side And though my heart is torn I will praise You in this storm I remember when I stumbled in the wind You heard my cry You raised me up again My strength is almost gone How can I carry on If I can't find You I lift my eyes unto the hills Where does my help come from?My help comes from the Lord The maker of heaven and earth

10th Ave North By Your Side

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don't turn away
Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I'm not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run
And I'll be by your side Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you
Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world's sin
So I could carry you in And give you life
I want to give you life

(Chorus 2x)Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, I love you
I'll never let you go(Chorus 2x

The last 2 years some things in my life have been not as easy or planned as I wanted them to be and both of these songs have made a very huge impact in my life and are a comfort to me ! the words are soo true no matter what God is always By Our side and we can and should Praise him in EVERY storm that is brought before us ! Even on the beautiful summer sunny day rain showers where the rainbows shine bright ! Gods There ! Sorry Folks I got so long winded
But WOW our God is AMAZING and I am so Blessed to have the loved ones and the awesome Friends That I do !

Have Blessed Day !

Faith Sees The Invisible and receives the impossible


Christina said...

So true it is. Amazing how the same song can speak volumes to both of us! I am glad you guys decided to do with with me! And make the bond of friendship stronger.

Dawnzlights said...

Music is one of the main ways that God speaks to me... I just came across your blog by accident ( laughs) and I am going to subscribe so I can come back and get to know you.. :)

Kathy W said...

great challenge and follow up with bible study and to realize God is all around us everyday.

Bridgett said...

Faith isn't believing God CAN do's knowing that HE WILL!

I love the story you share about how you KNOW to give it all to God but then you struggle with that. Why? Because you're a woman...a wife and mother and we so often will take everyone else's problems and burdens and carry them with our own. We try to help and nurture others but we are afraid to reach to God because what will happen to everything we hold so close? The truth is God wants us to cling to Him and let Him take care of the rest.
I am so thankful for you and Christina. You've been my best friends and constant source of inspiration and encouragement. I love you both like sisters in Christ and I am so honored we can share this journey...walking side by side and knowing we all are holding His hand.


Tonya said...

What'd you say I was going to do? Stand back and say WOW! Okay, - so stood back, and wowed! Great post Amber. You know I've been praying for you for a long time and I'm glad to see that God is moving in your life and that you are letting him. I look forward to seeing your future pages on this...maybe I should do one...I'm putting this sewing machine away today! Love ya, girl!

Tonya said...

P.S. Between yesterday's conversation and todays - you've inspired the blog I just posted - Rock on girl! Keep know you want to...

Tonya said...

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