Thursday, June 10, 2010


I saw this acronym the other day.  I wrote it on a post-it note and stuck it on my desk where I would always see it.


It is a reminder.  A reminder that saying you have faith isn't enough.  Exploring your faith through the challenges of life as well as the celebrations is work.  To have faith is to trust.  I have faith that I am going to wake up tomorrow morning.   But I have no guarantee.  The trust has to be full of purpose.  I also personally think that you should be intense in your trust of God.  I am intense in my trust.  I love God and know that through everything my young life has gone through, my faith has always been there, intent on the purpose of living a life pleasing to Him and trusting that He knows what He is doing in my life.  I trust Him with that.

Psalm 146
1Praise the LORD!
  Praise the LORD, O my soul!
 2I will praise the LORD while I live;
   I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
  3Do not trust in princes,
    In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
   4His spirit departs, he returns to the earth;
     In that very day his thoughts perish.
   5How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
     Whose hope is in the LORD his God,
   6Who made heaven and earth,
     The sea and all that is in them;
     Who keeps faith forever;
   7Who executes justice for the oppressed;
     Who gives food to the hungry
     The LORD sets the prisoners free.
    8The LORD opens the eyes of the blind;
     The LORD raises up those who are bowed down;
     The LORD loves the righteous;
    9The LORD protects the strangers;
     He supports the fatherless and the widow,
     But He thwarts the way of the wicked.
   10The LORD will reign forever,
      Your God, O Zion, to all generations.
       Praise the LORD!

 Psalm 115
 1Not to us, O LORD, not to us,
   But to Your name give glory
   Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.
  2Why should the nations say,
   "Where, now, is their God?"
   3But our God is in the heavens;
    He does whatever He pleases.
   4Their idols are silver and gold,
     The work of man's hands.
    5They have mouths, but they cannot speak;
      They have eyes, but they cannot see;
    6They have ears, but they cannot hear;
      They have noses, but they cannot smell;
    7They have hands, but they cannot feel;
      They have feet, but they cannot walk;
      They cannot make a sound with their throat.
    8Those who make them will become like them,
      Everyone who trusts in them.
    9O Israel, trust in the LORD;
      He is their help and their shield.
    10O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD;
       He is their help and their shield.
    11You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD;
       He is their help and their shield.
    12The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us;
       He will bless the house of Israel;
       He will bless the house of Aaron.
    13He will bless those who fear the LORD,
       The small together with the great.
    14May the LORD give you increase,
       You and your children.
    15May you be blessed of the LORD,
       Maker of heaven and earth.
    16The heavens are the heavens of the LORD,
       But the earth He has given to the sons of men.
    17The dead do not praise the LORD,
       Nor do any who go down into silence;
    18But as for us, we will bless the LORD
       From this time forth and forever.
       Praise the LORD!

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