Friday, October 13, 2006

To do BI or not to do BI...That is the question

As you can tell by the post I am debating over Bible Institute. I have a test and paper due Monday. I have been working on the paper - but you know how you get to a point where writer's block sets in? I at that point right now so I decided to write a quick post instead. I know so many people are praying and I wanted to give you some good news and say thank you for praying. Dillon's vision therapist was here yesterday, she has been in this field for 23 years. She said she is pretty sure she saw him looking at her lights several times!! Praise the Lord! I do understand, and want to make you do too, this is not a "for sure" thing it is more her gut feeling, but she has been doing this for so long I tend to think she knows what she is looking for.

I want to tell my husband - thank you for never giving up on God or on Dillon (or me for that matter). I have been the one saying "He is blind! We need to just accept it." all along and Josiah is the one saying that he believes Dillon will be able to see, he keeps reminding me to just give him some time to recover. I hear the therapist's encouraging words and it helps me to have faith that God is going to work in Dillon's eyes, but Josiah has had the faith without any human signs. It reminds me of unbelieving Thomas (many people call him doubting but he didn't doubt he was unbelieving). The other disciples believed without any proof yet Thomas refused to believe Christ was alive again until he saw and touched Jesus. Am I "unbelieving Tiffany" as he was "unbelieving Thomas"? Do I require God to give me a physical sign before I will have faith in Him? I sure hope not.

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

7 comments:

Si said...

Sometimes it is hard to see the wicked prosper (The lost living however they want and having healthy babies out of wedlock) but when you do things God's way you still face problems. Sometimes it just doesn't make sense, but God's Word declares in Jer 12:1 Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
Ps 37:7 ¶ Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Ps 62:8 ¶ Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

It may appear that the wicked are propsering and getting away with it. There is pleasure is sin for a season, but what of the future? what of eternity? You reap you you sow and the results of sin are heartache and destruction.

Psalm 73:1 ¶ A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
15 ¶ If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.
19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
21 ¶ Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Si said...

This comment isn't showing up for me correctly...here goes again:

Sometimes it is hard to see the wicked prosper (The lost living however they want and having healthy babies out of wedlock) but when you do things God's way you still face problems. Sometimes it just doesn't make sense, but God's Word declares in Jer 12:1 Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
Ps 37:7 ¶ Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Ps 62:8 ¶ Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

It may appear that the wicked are propsering and getting away with it. There is pleasure is sin for a season, but what of the future? what of eternity? You reap you you sow and the results of sin are heartache and destruction.

Psalm 73

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Life full of blessings said...

HI Tiffany,
Just keep trusting God...He has a perfect plan for your little miracle, he is God's child...I am praying for you.
A sister IN CHRIST,
Liz

Anonymous said...

Me again...here to bug you! :)

Actually, I just wanted to let you know that I moved my address. It is www.theviewfrommyfishbowl.blogspot.com

I was *hoping* that I set it up correctly so the old address would reroute people to the new one, but it *isn't* working properly. (Sigh) Oh well....so now I'm just trying to let everyone know who I know reads, has commented, or links to me. :D Oh, joy. This should be fun! LOL

TTYL

Abbi said...

It was so good to talk to you this morning, however brief. I'm glad to hear that Dillon is more awake while weaning off of his first medication! You'll have to let us know how he continues.

We should get together sometime. Katina tells me that you are going to have some more "free time" soon. Maybe you could come spend the evening with us some Tuesday or on some evening when Scott works OT. Please feel free to invite yourself over...we're often available. :)

Tiffany said...

Hi Everyone,
Honey ~ Thank you for the Bible verses. I Love you!

Liz ~ Thank you for your continuing encouragment. Hoe much longer till your new bundle of joy?

Rachel ~ I will have to make sure the link on my page to yours works - thanks for letting me know.


Abbi ~ That sounds good. Si starts Tuesday but since we have special meetings all week... So sometime next week if you aren't busy in the evening let me know - I would like to come spend time with you and your kids. :-)