Faithful Fridays

"Have faith in God"
Mark 11:22


C. H. Spurgeon says, "Faith is that which enables the soul to march victoriously along the road of the commandments.  Love can make the soul move more swiftly, but it's faith that carries it.   With faith you can do all things, without faith you will neither have the inclination nor the power to do anything in the service of God.  If you would find the people who serve God the best, you must look for those with the most faith. 
Would you be comfortable and happy?  
Would you enjoy Christianity?  
Would you be a cheerful Christian and not a gloomy one?  
Then 'have faith in God.'"

Still counting beyond "1000 Gifts."
My #1375 - #1435
fear * Faith * What really is there to fear? * strong winds coarsing by * autoimmune? * RA? * grateful THROUGH it all * for insulin pumps * continuous glucose monitors * sound of the mighty rushing wind * wrap around porches * new grass bursting forth from the ground * a new life in Christ * God using a daughter in a new life * willing hearts * hearts longing for Him * turkeys on the hill * cow coming to watering trough * deer running across the road * sharing pictures with a friend * husband home from work * warmth of a sunny day * son seeing 1st butterfly of this year * ooh, I saw MY 1st butterfly * gentle walk to the spring * daughter taking pics of a newly budding red maple * geese flying overhead in a perfect V * calves grazing near creek * water rushing out of the tile * sun dancing on the water * can hear turkeys down the road * tractor in the distance * the bugs are out - sign of spring * grass is getting greener * I won a book from a blog! * John MacArthur's book Found: God's Will - an eye opening read *  I have His grace * I have enough strength * I am full of His Spirit *  I can love all I need to * He is ALL * when tests are good & there really isn't a reason * the sun - the perfect distance away * son working on math * prescription vitamin D * daughters having a wonderful time in AZ * my sister loving the assistance * the cool at the end of the day * husband taking off couple extra days * owls calling from the ridge * windows open for the day * clothes hanging in the sun * chicken, rice, & steamed broccoli * discussing movie for literature * ordering pure maple syrup from a friend * sleeping, curled up kitty-Nala * Nala chasing her tail & rolling * new pillows - cheap but fluffy * trying to find new tennis shoes to fit my feet * a new morning * safe from tornadoes which touched down elsewhere near us


Join me again next week for Faithful Fridays, and start counting your own 1000 gifts.  Simply buy a journal and start counting.

Always Experiencing Him, 
Jody

4 comments:

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

Enjoyed reading through your list and the pure maple syrup caught my eye. Do you order it from someone locally? Also wanted to say that you have a beautiful Bible. I don't think I have ever seen one like that.

Faith Family said...

Thank you new friends. A friend from our church gets our syrup for us. Her dad brings it from Ohio, I believe almost as soon as it is bottled. We are in Athens, if you don't have another source, I can put in an order. We are getting 1 or 2 gallons. Email me at faithfamily6@gmail.com. If you are talking about the book with the 100 gifts book, that is a journal with a cross on it. I count my 1000+ gifts in it. The Bible in the pic below is an NASB Inductive Study Bible. I have a red open cover on it. Thank you again for reading.
Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

Now I realize that is your journal. Love it, my girls journal all the time and have found much enjoyment from writing. Thank you for letting me know about the syrup. A friend is going to try tree tapping so we may have some syrup but if not I may get back with you about that. I enjoy real maple syrup so much. I also meant to comment on your daughters blog about Upward. That was such a nice idea with the Valentine candy. Wish we had done something like that. Our church does Upward Basketball for the Bradley County area. My husband and oldest daughter are the coaches for our 2 oldest boys teams. Upward is a great outreach ministry for our church. Hope you all were not affected by the recent storms. Have a nice week!! Blessing, Missy

Faith Family said...

The kids have really enjoyed coaching in Upward. They always like doing something nice for their players. It is really sweet. One of the families from their team just joined the church and another family of Upward joined as well. Thank you and you are entered in the giveaway! Have a blessed day.
Always Experiencing Him,
Jody