Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fashioned for Faithfulness

God has laid it on my heart to reserve one day a week to discuss his nature and his goodness.

Introducing Fashioned for Faithfulness Wednesday! (Yeah, Friday is booked up, and therefore, so is alliteration.)

B and I attend Antioch Community Church in College Station; the church's main campus is located in Waco. Several months after we were married, B and I were still not plugged into a strong, life-giving church, and we knew that God had amazing plans in store.

In all his faithfulness, God spared little time in introducing us to Tyler and Ashlee Hardy at the beginning of the year. After a chance meeting at Red Lobster of all places, we started attending Antioch, the church the couple was and still is pastoring.

How do I begin to describe God's goodness? While the joy of marrying the man God had set aside for me was immeasurable, I had gone through an extremely painful process of losing/learning to let go of certain female relationships in the process of moving from Dallas and adjusting to a new sort of life. To reestablish new female friendships seemed intimidating and insurmountable. I felt a need for new, edifying relationships, but my introverted tendencies did not boast well for my success in initiating them. All I could do was pray.

And God answered. I am now surrounded by a group of the most loving, caring, stress relieving, blessing bestowing women. God required no more than for me to step into the church's community and I was swept up by friendship and love. Was it a bit frightening fore me? Absolutely! But if we take even the smallest step in faith and hopefulness for God's promises, he will always meet us much more than half way.

Do you need a blessing or even a miracle?

Matthew 7:7
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. "

God wants to take care of your needs, and he loves it when you turn to him. He has fashioned himself for perfect, enduring faithfulness. His nature knows no other way.

When you have a bit of free time, I encourage you to listen to the following presentation by Graham Cooke: Part 1 and Part 2.

Do you question whether or not God is really good? You're not alone. It's something all believers and non-believers must confront. I'll tell you the answer: He is. God is love and GOOD.

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