Tuesday, August 14, 2007

refusing to be shaken

One of the associate pastors at the church we have been attending and his wife Angela teach the Sunday school class that I have been going to. This Sunday somehow we got into a discussion about different religions. Angela told us that when she was in college, she almost converted to the Muslim faith. Her father was also a Pastor all of her life, and so you can imagine what that must have been like having their daughter drop this bomb shell on them while home over spring break!
She had fallen in love with a student from another country (I can't remember which one she said) and started to question if her faith in Christ was what she really believed, or just something her parents had impressed on her and therefor she believed. What a nightmare that must have been for a Baptist pastor and his wife. We all asked her what her parents did, and her reply was..."they wore out their knees"
She said that if you ask her mom today she will tell you she was a basket case and fearful, but Angela says that all her mother's close friends and anyone that knew her mom then will tell you that she was rock firm and never once lost her faith that God would take care of the situation.
What strength that must have taken. A strength that only God can provide.

That is the kind of rock solid faith I desire so deeply. I want to know with out a doubt that no matter what happens, I will not be shaken. I want to know that in any circumstance I will be able to rejoice, and I will rest in the hope and Faith that God is in control. I have been tested in this area a few times this week. I am keeping my eyes focused on the Lord and remembering that He can handle anything!
I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, Psalm 16:8-9

I know that many troubles may be ahead for me or for my children, but no matter what comes our way whether it be a test from God or a stumbling block from the enemy, I will keep my eyes on the Lord and never be shaken.

He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalm 62:6


Kelly said...

This was so encouraging to me. I want that unshakabkle faith. Its ours through Jesus! Praise Him!!!! Praying for you today. I love you Sister.

Kelly said...

oops, I forget that I need to proof read... unshakable faith~ thats what I meant! :)