Saturday, November 7, 2009

An inspirational thought

I got a flip calendar from Adrian Rogers from my dad's house. I thought that what was written on the calendar for today would be appropriate for this blog:

"I've heard people say, 'Pray for us that we'll hold out faithful to the end.' I think I know what they mean, but I always smile. I picture Noah's ark and I can see Noah, his wife and his family. Rather than being on the inside, they're holding onto some slimey pegs on the outside of the ark. And Noah says to Mrs. Noah, 'Honey, pray for me that I'll hold out faithful to the end.' But God said to Noah, 'Come into the ark.' And the same God that shut the water out, shut Noah in. Now, Noah may have fallen down inside the ark, but he never fell out of it. It's not that we hold on to Him, but that He holds on to us."

"Even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:10"

The calendar asked the reader to "Spend some time today simply praising God for His faithfulness, His steadfastness, and His unconditional love for you."

I am continually amazed at God's goodness to us. He is so amazing. I have no doubt that He is going to continually take care of us - I have seen it again and again. He is holding onto me and I am so thankful! One of my favorite passages of scripture is 2 Timothy 2:11-13 "It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us; If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself."

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