Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Experiencing God - Week 7, Day 5

The memory verse for this week is Hebrews 11:6, "Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."

The most meaningful part of today's reading was - outward appearances of success do not always indicate faith, and outward appearances of failure do not always reflect a lack of faith.  Wow!  How true is that statement!  I know that it is very easy for me to look at the outward appearances of what is going on and miss what is really happening behind the scenes in the work of God.  I will from time to time compare myself to others based on what seems like success.  I seem to always look at the negative stuff in my own life and the successes of other people's lives.  I don't need to compare.  I need to be obedient.  Sometimes God is going to take me through a failure in order to teach me and show me His will and His way.  I may not like it, but it is out of love that God acts.