Thursday, January 14, 2010

His eye is on the Sparrow...

...And I know he watches me!

I keep receiving mean comments. It can be a bit dis-heartening. But God is equipping me. I learned in my Bible Study this morning that, like a tree (in which God compares us to a lot), our feelings and thoughts are fruits. Our assumptions are the roots. We must trace the root of a bitter fruit and cut off that faulty root with the sword of the Spirit! Your weapon is God's truth alone! No more failing prey to un-belief by acting upon lies! For example, the Israelites in Deuteronomy 1:26-32. And 2 Corinthians 10:4&5 & Ephesians 6:10-18! The people who are hurting me should not have the power to destroy or define me. Nor should I get bitter and prideful. For we are all fallen creatures. But our God...He alone is perfect, He is good, His love is un-failing, He is the only one who can meet our expectations and never tires of our needs...and never let us down! His eye is on the sparrow...therefore I know that He watches me! I was reminded of this truth yesterday when I saw him on my porch. :)

"Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:26.

I am in His hands! And so are the people of Haiti! Have you heard? Please pray for them. It grieves me. If you would like to help but don't know what to do, I learned from Beth Moore's ministries (Living Proof) that you can Text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts. It will be charged on your cell phone bill.


Jon Tucker said...

Corrie, I'm really excited about what God is teaching you right now. Isn't it crazy what we learn years after we actually accept Christ? This whole year has been about learning how to embrace suffering and opposition and learning to hope and trust that God is in control no matter what the situation looks like. I'm loving watching your journey from the outside, and love that you are starting to see it as growth and discipline. I think it's awesome that we get to share some of this crazy ride together, and build each other up through what we're learning. Thanks Corrie for not running away from your struggles because people are learning how to face their own crap through God's story in your life. You are awesome and very loved!

Gina said...

I love you Corrie. You will be victorious, you have such a genuine and deep love for God that has been tried and tested. You are strong and upright, tenacious and enduring. You will come through and I can't wait to see how God weaves everything into your complete purpose for this time on earth. It's going to be great, my friend. Can't wait to see you, hopefully soon.