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Monday, January 18, 2010
Day 18 Faith - Works
"Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith." Habakkuk 2:4
"True righteousness before God is linked to genuine faith in God. A proud person relies on self, power, position or accomplishment: a righteous person relies on the Lord." (The Nelson Study Bible Pg 1522)
Pride. Boy did I learn the hard way that relying on self didn't get me very far. Some of the worst decisions I've ever made were made with no trust that God could help me get to where I needed to be. I simply didn't want to believe His way was better so I ignored it.
Too often I went my own way and I found out the hard way which avenue was better.
Mighty deeds are accomplished when I live by faith in God. Not by faith in Gigi. Trusting that God's way is better becomes a necessary weapon in my arsenal against evil. It is the way I overcome the challenges of everyday life. It is a gift God gives me daily. It gets me through the tough times. I simply can't do it on my own. I've tried too many times on my own power. If just doesn't work. So I need to live by faith.
When I turn to God and get to know Him through prayer and Bible reading, my faith grows. And that faith gives me the power to do God's work. Because I want to be used by Him to accomplish His will in this nutty world. Genuine faith goes a long way.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope we become friends as I share stories from my life. I'm learning something new every day and have so much more to learn. Have a blessed day!
In 2010 I blogged through the devotional God Calling edited by AJ Russell and published by Barbour Publishing. I was amazed how something written in the 1930's spoke to me in 2010. That's how God's Word is. Alive! Check out some of my blogs from 2010.
The publisher of my first book (Extreme Diva Media/See Media) started calling me "The Caring D-I-V-A" and has created an acronym for Diva:
D-I-V-A = Devoted, Inspired, Valued and Authentic.
I'm Gigi Murfitt, a woman living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest - U.S.A. who loves to write. I'm married to a wonderful man named Steve Murfitt. I met him when I was sixteen years old but it took ten years for us to get together. We celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary this summer.
We have two amazing sons. Zane graduated in May '09 from WSU. In June '09 he married the love of his life Kelsey Ryan. Gabe is a third year college student. We have a true apple cup rivalry in our house with Zane and Kelsey loyal to WSU and Gabe loyal to UW.
Our other family members include our rambunctious yellow labrador named Donovan McNabb and our one-eyed cat named McGuire.
I have a huge extended family with nine siblings and about 65 immediate family members. We grew up in Big Sky country.
I hope to use this blog to write encouragement to my readers.
Visit my website at www.GigiMurfitt.com to keep tabs on my writing and speaking career.
My first book "Caregivers' Devotions to Go" was released by Extreme Diva Media in January 2010. I'm finalizing the manuscript for my next book which I hope to see in print by the end of the year.