Friday, October 8, 2010

Journey of Faith Friday: God's work in my life


What is God doing in your life?

I finished last Friday's post with the question, "Would you consider sharing what God is doing in your life during the season you are currently in?"  Before I posed the question I knew what I was going to write, which is not always the case.  I had planned to write about God convicting me of my lack of thoughtfulness and how I felt I needed to become a more observant person, so that I could be more of a blessing to those around me.  Little did I know this week would lead me down a different path.  A path filled with sorrow and pain and frustration as I struggled with the death a a dear childhood friend.  A path where I began asking questions, again, that don't have answers that make me "feel" good.  A path of feeling nervous and angry and sad all at the same time.  

So what is God doing in my life?  That is a good question.  One that I take too lightly or maybe too seriously depending on how you look at it.  This week, God has again shown me that He gives answers, but they may not always be the answers I want to hear.  I wish I could go into more detail, but at this point this is not the place to share those intimate details. 

God, again, reminded me that I/we live in a culture where I/we think, say, and do things that make us "feel" good.  Unfortunately, a lot of what makes us "feel" good goes against the truth of God.  If God is holy, which I believe He is, then His definition of good looks much different than ours.  Because He is holy He must uphold and preserve all things that are holy.  As I attempt to understand this truth, I am able to better grasp that He can be a good and loving God and still be judge.  He can and is a good and loving God when things don't go the way I wish they had gone.  I know God's goodness is a struggle for many who have put their faith in Jesus and for the majority who have not, so I won't continue down a path that will potentially raise more of the same questions of God's goodness that smart theologians have been attempting to answer for years.  However, I will say that this week I begged God for answers, for some peace of mind and He answered.  It wasn't the pretty little box I had hoped for, but He used a group of women discussing Isaiah 5 to speak a hard truth to my heart that didn't make me "feel" good, but it did reassure me that He is good.
How is God working, right now, in your faith journey?  What is He teaching you?  Or how is He revealing Himself to you?  Or what questions is He answering or posing for that matter?  Would you consider sharing it with us today?

If you decide to share...enter the direct URL to your exact post in the link tool at the bottom of this post.

You can link up any time through next Friday. 
If you join, please help us find one another by sharing the "Journey of Faith Friday" graphic within your post.  You can copy and paste the code that is located below 
"Journey of Faith Friday" at the bottom of this post.

It is a joy to read of God's work in the lives of His children.
Next Friday:  Would you consider sharing a time when God 
answered your prayer in the way you had hoped?

Have a blessed day in the LORD Jesus!
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Traci Michele said...

I love what God is doing in your life/heart! I want to join in on this next week! Thanks for doing it. It's awesome!



Amy said...

Go check out my blog as I have awarded you a blog award! :) I also gave you a shout our earlier this month too, not sure if you saw it!


melanie said...

Thanks for the visit =)

Looks like a great blog you've got going here, Amber ~ I like your Friday meme especially ♥
~ God is always Good ~

Christy said...

Your blog looks amazing! :) Thanks for checking out mine too. With the character study, there was a verse about the character trait in general for instruction I could journal on, and then verses with an example of how Jesus showed it in his life that I could journal on as well. I hope that makes sense! :)

Carolina said...

Thank you for sharing and being genuine on your post. Its a process learning that God is always good and faithful even when it really hurts. Hope to participate in next Friday's journey of faith :)

Heidi said...

So sorry for your loss, sweetie.

I'm so keenly aware that God is teaching me more and more to rely on HIM above all. I'm also realizing how powerful our thoughts are and how they influence our attitudes and actions.

The only way to really captivate our thoughts and choosing the good is to be renewing them with the Lord in prayer and His word.

Music has always been such an encouragement to me. Here's a few songs that may minister to you as well...

"You are GOOD"

"If You Want Me To"

Sandy said...

Amber, i finally posted to this assignment, but I can't get the button code I copied and pasted to show as the button or link to your blog.

I've been having the same problem with the multitude monday button, so something is wrong, but I can't figure out what.