Day 44, 13-Feb-2015, let us continue to meditate and pray the Lord's Prayer today.
32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak,Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames,and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength;and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
Awesome worship song!, end product of FAITH is LOVE, the only way we know we have FAITH, when we begin to show LOVE, then our FAITH becomes active, and are able to move MOUNTAINS!, by FAITH we have the assurance that our God is Sovereign Over Us. The God we see on the mountain top is the same God who is with us in the valley! Praise God, trials and difficulties build our characters, and become a beautiful vessel for God's glory. Be blessed in Jesus Name.
Sleeping through the storm
A Parable-like Story -- Author Unknown
A young man applied for a job as a farmhand. When the farmer asked for his qualifications, he said, "I can sleep through a storm."
This puzzled the farmer... but he liked the young man. So he hired him.
A few weeks later, the farmer and his wife were awakened in the night by a violent storm ripping through the valley. He leapt out of bed and called for his new hired hand, but the young man was sleeping soundly.
So they quickly began to check things to see if all was secure. They found that the shutters of the farmhouse had been securely fastened. A good supply of logs had been set next to the fireplace.
The farmer and his wife then inspected their property. They found that the farm tools had been placed in the storage shed, safe from the elements. He sees that the bales of wheat had been bound and wrapped in tarpaulins.
The tractor had been moved into its garage. The barn was properly locked tight. Even the animals were calm and had plenty of feed. All was well.
The farmer then understood the meaning of the young man's words, "I can sleep through a storm."
Because the farmhand did his work loyally and faithfully when the skies were clear, he was prepared for any storm. So when the storm did actually break, he was not concerned or afraid. He could sleep in peace.
If we tend to the things that are important in life,
if we are right with those we love and behave in line with our faith, our lives will not be cursed with the aching throb of unfulfilled business.
Our words will always be sincere, our embraces will be tight. We will never wallow in the agony of 'I could have, I should have.' We can sleep in a storm.
And when it's our time to go, our good-byes will be complete.-- Moral by Rick, from his Blog, "Life in Seminole Heights"