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JUST THINKIN'

 

 

2/18/21

 

It’s crazy to realize that we are just a little over a 1 week away from the end of February already - what? And yet, we will most likely feel the same way – speak the same way at the end of March as well … along with a sigh that we are much closer to Spring & at the end of Winter! And I know many of you are welcoming that day with a fury!!! (ha-ha)

 

As we are in the midst, of another 2021 February snow … I once again “spring into” another life experience that reminds me of a spiritual “faith builder” principle, as we walk this life together – here on earth – looking forward to glory!

 

I’m just thinkin’ that this principle I am talking about … is why I so love the snow, snowstorms, “days off” (when kids in school had days off) & the quiet that comes along on days like today. I can remember playing football in the snow with my friends … man that was fun! I can remember the snowball battles, the sledding on the old “runner sleds” … trying to wreck each other. Playing “army” as a kid with my friends or being back in the woods in the snow with our BB guns. THESE ARE SOME GREAT MEMORIES!

 

MEMORIES OF MY CHILDHOOD

 

Ok pastor, blah – blah – blah. How does this apply to our faith?

 

Well, in my goofy mind … I see the same thing taking place in my walk with GOD. I hope you can too – even if it is a “goofy” way to see it.

 

As I look back into the history of my walk with the LORD, I can remember “incidents of faith building” that took place time and again … as I also saw / experienced GOD’s hand of provision,

supply, healing, support & spiritual strength throughout the whole time.

 

And I’m just thinkin’ … as much as the memories of my childhood adventures in the snow has built my love for snow itself – my past memory of “faith incidents” & GOD’s work in all of them … feeds my faith in HIS strength, faithfulness & love for me. Thus, strengthening my love for & faith in HIM even more!

 

In knowing that I have addressed this principle in many different ways over the years of just thinkin’s … but it is sooooo very important for us in our faith building & testifying for our KING!

 

Right?!

Or am I just “goofy” ?

 

 

“Even to your old age & gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”

Isaiah 46:4

(NIV Version)

 

“For He {God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not,

I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake

nor let you down (relax my hold on you).”

Hebrews 13:5b

(Amplified Version)

 

 

Love you guys!

Pastor Brad