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Welcome to Mama G.'s Thoughts and Ramblings. I'm not sure how often I will be posting, but feel free to check on me occassionally. I'll be posting about things I find interesting, it may be something interesting I found during a Bible study, something one of my children has taught me or something about natural health and healing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"...that the work of God might be displayed in his life." John 9:3b

Have you ever wondered why things happen?  Have you ever asked God "Why?"?

In John 9 we see the story of how Jesus healed the man who was blind from birth.  Can't you just see his parents crying at his birth, "Why, O God, is our son blind?".  It wasn't until the man was an adult that Jesus came and gave him sight.  Don't you think that his parents prayed everyday that God would open his eyes?  Or did they just accept his blindness as a burden that they must bear?

Whatever our circumstances, we are to bring glory to God.  That is the reason we were created, we are created to bring God glory.  Does God really need us to bring glory to himself?  I think not.  If we don't sing his praises even the rocks will cry out.  Creation sings of His glory every hour of every day.

May God receive the glory from all your thoughts and deeds today!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Consider It Pure Joy

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,"  James 1:2

Wow!  How hard is that.  The ladies at our church have started a new Bible study of the book of James.  James has always been a favorite of mine and I was really happy when they announced the study we would be starting this week.  Part of the study is to memorize the entire book of James.  Now I don't know about you, but I have never been able to memorize anything very easily.  So I guess that I am going to have to claim God's promise that He will grant me the strength to memorize His word. My wonderful husband has a system to memorize scripture and I'll be using his card system to complete "the race" set before me.

What kind of trial are you facing today?  Is it a physical trial, a spiritual trial, an emotional trial or even a financial trial?  Or is it a combination of any or all of the above.  Our God is able to bring us joy throughout even the toughest trial.  This doesn't mean we have to enjoy or be happy in our trial or to go looking for a trial, but that we can rest in Him and not be overwhelmed by our storm. 

Just recently tornadoes have struck 20 miles south of us and 60 miles north of us, wiping out entire towns.  Families are shattered,  homes are lost, businesses are gone.  But God is faithful through it all.  He is our Jehovah Shalom, God is Peace.  He can grant peace and comfort in any storm.  I remember the night my late husband passed away.  I got on my knees and prayed for God not to take him, but if it was God's will to take John home, I asked for the strength to go on.  Now at the time, I was thinking that not taking John would have been in my best interest, but God could see the big picture.  God had already been working in me to lean on Him in my times of trouble and, in His time, provided my with another wonderful godly man and five wonderful sons.