Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Friday, June 4, 2010

Meet Christina Weyman

Meet Christina Weyman. Christina is a brand new friend to me and a fellow sister in Christ. She is a wife [to Adam] and a mother of two [to Cody and Chloe]. She has a degree in nursing but is presently a stay at home mom - working just one day a week in the office at her husband's business.
We met a few weeks ago when God ordained we pray together one Friday morning after a Titus 2 meeting we both attended. God made the connection and the rest is history! Our mutual love of Jesus drew us to one another in prayer. Now we speak often and desire to grow more in love with Jesus as we share all that He is doing in our lives.
This summer [beginning today] I will introduce several guest posts from others out there whose voice needs to be heard- shared for God's kingdom purpose. Christina's voice is one of those, and you will be intrigued to learn that her name on Facebook [where she posts devotionals] is:
"Avoicecrying Inthewilderness"
Please welcome Christina on TRUTHSHARER today and leave your comments here for her below. The guest post she has chosen to write is called:
If you're facing a difficulty that seems too much to bear, remember that God is more than able to sustain you, uphold you, and carry you through it! There's no circumstance that He can't unfold for His greatest glory and for your greatest interests as well. There is no whimpering of cry or prayer lifted up that is too small or too big for His disliking or discomfort... no!, God loves you too much to leave His good will undone! His love IS you, is FOR you, and it is ingrained in your heart with every detail of love expressed for your taking. God is in complete control of every circumstance that is brought into your life with the only thing left on your lap to do... to be obedient to Him.
Think about the story of a man who approached Jesus one day. His disciples drew closer as to ear in on what this man had to say. It was evident that he had everything going for him. He was a young, wealthy ruler who aimed for excellence in all he did. As Jesus proclaimed to him all the commandments that he should be keeping, he confidently replied, "All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?" Sadly, the young ruler walked away not being able to fulfill Jesus' response. Then, as Jesus turned to His disciples He said, "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" (Matt.19:24). But, "when the disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, 'who then can be saved" (Matt. 19:25)? I can picture them almost to a point of panic. They must have thought, for sure, that here was a man that did it perfectly. Confusion must have set in as Jesus said it was STILL nearly impossible for such a man to enter into heaven. And being people that grew up learning about salvation being gained through do's, don'ts, and sacrifices, their hearts must have sank within them with a great sadness, knowing full well that indeed, they too would also be unworthy for heaven.
See, all along God knew the whole picture. He saw something His disciples couldn't even imagine at that point. He saw that HIS sacrifice and blood offering would cover anyone's sin if they would give over their lives to Him, whether rich, poor, good or bad. Jesus saw that it was no longer about works of righteousness but about a free gift He wanted to give. While His friends were focusing on the "now," God was seeing the later. Isaiah 55:8 states, "for My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways." God knows better than us and He "knows the thoughts that I think toward you.. thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Oh! but still... obedience, obedience, obedience! Remain faithful to Him through difficulty. Stay steadfast in prayer and obeying His voice and surely "all these things will be added unto you" (Matt. 6:33). Psalms 145:4 says, "the Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down." I don't know about you, but I have done my share of falling, plenty of it! But in the end, I hope that I have done more of my part in bowing!

With Much Love,
Christina Weyman
"I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith." Ephesians 3:16


Warren Baldwin said...

A wonderful guest post. Good thoughts, thanks.

LisaShaw said...

I absolutely loved what Christina shared. Any and every GOD-ordained meeting leads to something extra special as is the relationship now forming with you and Christina.

Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Love you both!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comments. I agree, our relationship was led by God and looking forward to getting to know my sister :-)
Love, Christina Weyman

Heart2Heart said...

This is truly an inspirational post and one that speaks volumes to a hurting and broken world.

I am so thrilled and excited that you got the opportunity to meet a true sister in Christ and can now share in the Good News that is truly ours to share with the world.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

This is a fabulous post, Christina! thanks for sharing the Truth of His Word from your heart.


PS - Love you Stephanie!

Nishant said...

what a great post
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prashant said...

This is truly an inspirational post and one that speaks volumes to a hurting and broken world.
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D.J. Hughes said...

Wow. I've heard this story of the rich young ruler in probably five different places just in the past couple of weeks - God must really be trying to get the message conveyed here through to me.

Thanks for your encouraging words!

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for your comments. I feel so blessed to be able to share what God has showed me. D.J: every time I hear the same subject over and over again in a short period of time, I too am left wondering the same thing... "hmmm, what are you trying to say Lord?" Let me encourage you, take the time to pray about it and seek God on what He might be trying to say to your heart (because so many times I would miss that part and not think to pray about it.. duh, right?) God bless you guys :-)
Christina Weyman

Nishant said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Love you both!!!
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