Food for thought    3rd April 09

There are three stages in the work of God: impossible, difficult, done.
~ James Hudson Taylor

If Only You Would Believe


Catherine O'Halloran.

.In the beginning he came
a Man like any other

Out of the mists of ages dark
He came;

Giving glory to God
above the hills in Galilee

While shepherds watched.

In His coming
the darkness was dispelled
for all time.

Light and faith
was nurtured for each soul,

Lifting high the tenets
unto lucrative yield,

And showering man-kind
with gifts of promises

Which could now be fulfilled,

If only you would believe.





The Lord is saying. Will you share with me my glory, then share with me the times when you cannot see the answer, when you cannot know only by the eyes of faith. Then you too will share in my glory and be seated in that place that the saints of old who believed without seeing, now sit.

Zep 3:17 The LORD your God in the midst of you[is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over you with singing.

Why does God love impossible situations so much? Many years ago when things were very difficult, I suddenly started seeing the word JOY in the squirls of the carpet or the patterns in a wallpaper, anywhere where there was a certain texture to the surface. This was not a bit like seeing something in your spirit or in your mind's eye, but actually as though this word, for example, would be written by the way the thread of the carpet lay. Yet no one else could see it but me. This phenomena was a great comfort at the time, because this usually happened when I needed cheering up the most. Then God revealed that this was actually something He wanted me to do. In the above scripture Joy was used as a verb, a doing word. He showed me He wanted me to thank in all things no matter what was happening and to rejoice greatly in everything.

Later He showed me why. He wanted me to share in the joy that He felt when faced with impossible situations. To Him they are great opportunities and He wants us to feel that same exhilartion and not to question IF we will come out of this. No... our only questions should be HOW will my heavenly Father get me out of this one? And... how will He work it for my good? For all things are working out to our good and His glory...... thats the promise to those who love Him.




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The Father's Love letter










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I'm gonna walk


Shirley Howitt