Thursday, August 5, 2010


Thank you that stopped by and left a comment on my last post.  I am much
encouraged in the Lord.  Sometimes we just have to walk by faith.  If we saw everything there would be no need of faith. I have this written in my Bible.
Forsaking  All I Take HimF-A-I-T-H

I read this in Streams in The Desert.
Three men were walking on a wall
Feeling, Faith and Fact.
When Feeling took an awful fall,
And Faith was taken back.

So close was Faith to Feeling,
He stumbled and fell too.
But Fact remained
And pull Faith back,
And Faith brought Feeling too.

You have probably heard all this but it just helps me to write it and look at it.

When nothing whereon to lean remains,
When strongholds crumble to dust,
When nothing is sure, but that God still reigns
That's just the time to trust.

"Tis better to walk by faith than sight
In this path of yours and mine,
And the pitch black night
When there's no other light
Is the time for faith to shine.

Each of three boys gave a definition of  faith which is an illustration
of the tenacity of faith.
The 1st said: It is taking hold of God.
The 2nd said: It is keeping hold of God.
The 3rd said: It is not letting go.

I think the closer we get to the coming of the Lord ~ the more our faith will be
tried.  God wants a tried people.  I heard a preacher years ago when I was a teen-ager that during a Christian's life  every fiber of their being would be tried.  Each time we come though a test where our faith is tried - we always come out a stronger Christian.

I use to hear my Dad sing:
Farther along, we'll know all about it
Farther along we'll understand why.
Cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine
We'll understand it all by and by.

When we get to heaven none of these things will matter.  Sometimes we say "we'll ask  God when we see Him."   But I am prone to think  when we look on His face that none of these things will matter.

Sounds like I' rambling so I'll close.  If none of this makes sense to you
check in later.  I'll get it together.  Blessings to each of you.


HOPE said...

GREAT POST Aliene....

...every fiber of our being tested...TRUE!
I agree..the WORD says fiery trials of faith...they will be tested just like choice silver!

Fiber makes up the fabric of something...

our fibers...emotions,will,flesh (body)...

HE gives us the STRENGTH..the RIGH FIBER to be strong!


Connie Arnold said...

You weren't rambling and it certainly made sense, very much so! My Dad used to sing that Farther Along song too, and I agree with what you say.

Deborah said...

I'm glad you are doing better. I'll be checking in!
Farther Along was one of Dad's favorites.

Barbara said...

Oh yes Ailene amen and amen, and the just shall live by faith, if we do not have faith, we have nothing just like the world, in Christ we have faith though, and hope of greater things to come, love you my friend, and hope you are feeling better, lots of hugs for your day too, Oh we having a 3 day Revival and is Brother Mike Norman a good preacher, really hit me last night, and waiting for tonight eagerly, hugs my friend.