Thursday, September 6, 2012

Far from the American Dream...My God is Greater

If our family goal was to live the "American Dream," we; as in my husband and I might be sorely disappointed.  I would define the American Dream by the words 'stability' and 'comfort'.  Financially we would be saving, knowing each bill was going to be paid off.  Instead, things are unpredictable to a point, but remember that God has always given us just enough.  


Our rainy day fund looks smaller and smaller.  Medically I have cost the family a small fortune with mental health, thyroid stuff,  MRSA, and now going to a new specialist.  I have been referred to an Immunologist, which I will see later today.  In addition to the costs we already have, my oldest is stuttering so much we started speech therapy twice a week.  All of these things deserve attention and are important; however it feels like it is too much!  And I believe that is exactly what Satan wants me to think.  


Such thought like "I don't deserve this!" and "life would be easier for my family without me," is a lie right from the pit of hell.  Look at Job in the Bible; he was considered righteous and yet God allowed Satan to take it all away.  When his wife told him to curse God, Job replied by saying "you are talking like a foolish woman.  Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble," (Job 2:10)  Earlier in the book Job, "got up and tore his robe and shaved his head.  Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart.  The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised." (Job 1:20-21)  


As my pity party started, God graciously reminded me of his truth and then put a song of worship in my heart.  The words to this song are typed below; words that affirm the truth that God is greater, stronger, higher, healer, and awesome in power.  In his grace I believe that God will continue to raise me out of my ashes of despair, depression, and lack of faith.  I am praying for God's provision for my health, finances, and basic needs.  Only on Him can I trust because the American Dream is just that a dream... not reality for us and I would rather continue to look to God creator of the Universe for my daily bread and sustenance.

The "american dream" sounds great, but it can keep us from trusting our creator.  I thank the Lord that he loves me enough to remind of me of my need for Him.   


Psalm 147:5, "Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit."

Philippians 4:19, "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."  -  Amen!


(Song: Our God is Greater by Chris Tomlin)

Water You turned into wineOpen the eyes of the blind
There's no one like You
None like You
Into the darkness 
You shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There's no one like You
None like You

CHORUS

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome and power
Our God, Our God... Into the darkness you shine
Out of the ashes we Rise
There's no One like You
None like You.Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome and power
Our God, Our God... Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome and power
Our God, Our God... [ Lyr
BRIDGE
And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us
And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?
What can stand against?

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome and power
Our God, Our God... 

Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God You are higher than any other
Our God is Healer, awesome and power
Our God, Our God... (Repeat)




God's Majesty

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