Saturday, March 22, 2008


I am have hit a rough patch in my life that just smacked me in the face and I don't know how to handle it. Funny how God works because I got this email shortly after it all happened. It is about Faith. I want to copy and post it because it spoke to me and feel it is worth sharing. Someone should have had faith in me and now in turn I have to have faith in God that it will all work out.

The God Kind of Faith

Today's Scripture

“…the life which I now life in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God…” (Galatians 2:20).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

Faith is all around us. People have faith in so many different things: faith that a friend will be true, faith that your job is taking you on a certain career path, faith that the chair you are sitting on is going to hold you up! Faith is simply believing in something. But there are different kinds, or levels, of faith. There’s a difference between having faith in God and having the faith of God. When you open your heart to the God kind of faith, you’re actually allowing Him to believe through you. The God kind of faith will cause you to believe for things when you don’t even know how they’ll happen. And it probably won’t make sense in your mind, but you have to allow your spirit to rise higher than your thinking. Don’t talk yourself out of believing. Don’t focus on all the reasons why not, instead allow God’s faith to rise up within you. Meditate on His Word that says, you can do all things through Christ and you are strong in the Lord and the power of His might. As you allow God’s faith to flow through you, He’ll take you places you’ve never dreamed. You will rise higher and higher and live the abundant life the Lord has for you!

A Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father, today I humbly open my heart to You. Use me for Your glory and have Your way in my life. I choose to believe in You and invite You to believe through me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Isn't it amazing how God works? I needed to read this email too!! Phil. 4:13

Big Hugs and have a Happy Easter!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

God works in wonderful ways. Hope you are better.


Happy Easter!!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Nice email :)
I'll pray for your rough patch to pass quickly Michelle! and Happy Easter to you too!

Michelle said...

I hope your rough patch smooths .. Wishing you a blessed Easter.


Anonymous said...

As our Grandmother always says, "this too shall pass." I get tired of saying it, but it's true.

Sassafras & LuLu said...

May your faith carry you through each and every step, through blessings and trials,
God's blessing to you as we remember the gift of everlasting life from his precious son, Jesus as he rose from the grave to give us hope,


Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

God always works and I am in awe!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You are on my mind.....xo Lynn

Linda said...

Hi Michelle, I'm thinking of you....have faith things will be better. I know people alwasys say such things but I really believe this.

Blessings and wishing you a Happy Easter. Hugs, Linda

Kari & Kijsa said...

Have a wonderful Easter Sunday!

kari & kijsa

Cottage Contessa said...

Happy Easter Michelle! I hope you have had a lovely weekend sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

NanaK said...

I was so touched by the email you received. I do hope your rough patch passes soon. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Michelle..CATS~~
Natures you spray it on ..I am hoping this will work for my (bad cat) hehe ..Am hoping it will stop him from pee'n on the basement bed I ended up putting a shower curtain on it he still does it.. I might have to just make him stay outside or take out the bed..ugh~~I put his bigger, cleaned litter box on the floor beside the bed, sprayed a Petco (cat stay away)product around...everything I could think of... hugs Patty

BittersweetPunkin said...
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BittersweetPunkin said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you...hope everything is OK.

Mary said...

Praying for you as you go through your rough patch. Remember that God sends us trials to make us stronger and to grow in wisdom. That certainly doesn't make it easy, but there is a season for every purpose unto heaven.


Linda said...

Hi Michelle, I just received my sweet pin cushion. Thank you so much, it hasn't even been a week and I've already got it...your the best.
Looking forward to the next Flea Market Friday. Linda

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh Michelle, I'm just teary-eyed as I read your short prayer. God is faithful and He'll never leave you.

Father, please hold Michelle in your hand and give her your wisdom to get through this. Bless her for having blessed me in the time I've known her. -amen-

Praying... Polly

IsabellaCloset said...

Michelle, I'm so very sorry to read you were going throught a rough time. You are in my prayers. I know this has been such a very bad year for so many.
Thank you for adding the email & pray. I too needed to read them.
Take care sweetie, I truly wish the very best :-}
Hugs & love ~Mary~

Cathy said...

I love this post. Faith is sometimes are hard thing to have, but without it where would we be? I have to remind myself to have faith each and every day. Thank you for the lovely reminder this morning my sweet.