Sorting through a box of old papers and inspirational writings, I came across a Statement of Faith that I wrote down on December 17, 1987.
Faith is believing in the promises of Jesus; claiming them and knowing they will hold true. If I accept Jesus, then the Spirit is in me and the fruits of the Spirit are mine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.Faith is knowing I will have what is needed. If and when I need peace, I will have it. Jesus promised! Thank-you Jesus!
I was 39 years old when I wrote that statement; just a toddler in my walk with the Lord. Much has happened in the past 24 years but the statement I wrote on that Thursday in 1987 is still a working Faith Statement for me today.
There is no way I could have prepared myself for the events and experiences of the past three months; no way at all. But the good news is that I didn’t need to be prepared. God took care of that when I signed on with Him. My job was to follow Him completely wherever he led me. His job was to provide me with whatever I needed – when I needed it. Both Jim and I - and our kids - experienced this implicitly. And I can say with full faith and assurance that God does provide! He does keep his promises! He is faithful!
How great is that!!