Sunday, August 19, 2018
This week appears to have been a setback. Last night I got about 9 hours of sleep. This past week though I stepped up my workouts, but I let my bedtime slip. Tuesday and Friday nights should be the only nights with less than 6 hours of sleep. If I paid attention, I could get 6-1/2 to 7 hours of sleep. I believe this would make a difference.
When learning to exercise our faith in GOD and in GOD’s Holy WORD, we need to often remember, GOD’s WORD is not some magic formula that we speak a few times, or spend some time chanting, and suddenly our problem goes away, or our situation is dealt with. There are times when GOD brings about the manifestation of our prayer requests suddenly and quickly after we pray, however, depending upon the problem and our maturity (or lack of maturity) and our relationship with our Father (where we are in our walk with Him) often times we will have to go through many things. We need to learn to walk through things; through the problems and through the storms learning to trust and believe our Loving Heavenly Father is with us, helping us, guiding us by His Holy Spirit, watching over us, loving us, and blessing us. As we learn to do this we will learn to keep our mind and heart stayed (fixed) upon our Father and His Holy WORD; we will grow in His Holy Peace, and we will grow in Love and relationship with our Loving Father, Who IS Always Good.
I wonder, how often do I hear something truly enlightening and helpful and agree with it in my mind but fail to ponder it and plant it in my heart so that it can grow and produce its fruit?
Monday, August 20, 2018