Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday: Consistency!


James 1:5-8 (NASB) "But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double -minded man, unstable in all his ways."

I am not sure about the rest of you.... But I have always struggled with remaining consistent in my walk. At times I would know for certain I was on task and right where the Lord wanted me doing his perfect will, while at others times felt totally in my flesh doing what pleased ME.

Today I'm thankful for just being able to stand. To stand on his word. To trust in his word and to know that as long as I'm running the race to please and serve him that he will be there with me. I have reached a place in my life that I do not yet have direction as far as if I will ever remarry or if I will remain single and at one time that filled every vacancy in my mind. It was a huge fear that I would end up all alone! That woman was a double-minded woman. Tossed to and fro running from one solution to another.

I'm thankful this Thursday that I still don't know the answer to that question but I have amazing peace in just resting in the Lord! I felt a huge tug at just taking a few steps back and waiting and trusting. So this is what I have done!


In Christ,



  1. Hi Holly,

    Wow girl, you and I have not talked in a while and just reading this moves my heart. I love you. I am standing with you too. Hugs.

  2. Oh so much we all don't know...things we can not even begin to imagine. So cool that you've found that place of peace.

  3. God's peace is unlike any other. It is complete. I have been where you are, and can tell you that walking and standing firm in his grace and goodness is the BEST. We serve such a awesome God who loves us more than we could ever fathom.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope your having a blessed day.

  4. Holly, I'm so glad that you are making the heart choice to trust the Lord. I tend to be a planner but often God's plans require faith when we can't see our way ahead.

    Believe me, I too have learned many lessons the hard way. And frankly, I'm still learning. I just pray that we both listen to our Abba Daddy so we remain close to Him, even when we don't know where we're going. It takes trust and He is trustworthy.

    Blessings and love to you Holly,

  5. I was touched by your heart. It is wonderful to just stand and know that God Knows our heart and what brings us closer to Him so much better than we know how to find Him. I am struggling with the decision of my husband retiring and where that retirement home is. I KNOW where "I" want it but I am giving that into His Hands and learning to 'stand' in Trust as you are speaking of. Its so hard on the flesh and so it seems a battle to NOT work those details out. Your post makes me know this lesson is for us all, no matter what we are looking at wanting...! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Enjoyed your post - I can relate!

  7. Oh my word, so true for me too Holly. Amen! I am at that place too. I just want to please the Lord, and do what He has called and ordained me to do right now, right now in my life. I get off track, BUT GOD, His Holy Spirit always get me back on track. I am so thankful for that. Being able to regroup each and every day of my life, and to just know that He is here with me no matter what. That really blessed me, Holly. Thanks! Love you my sister.

  8. Hi Holly,
    I have enjoyed your post! How I can relate to this!
    I have learnt very much the hard way over the past 18 months and I am still learning.
    God is amazing and ever faithful!