Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Climate of Faith

"I lift up my eyes to the hills~

Where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord

the Maker of Heaven and earth.
Psalm 121: 1,2

This past week I read a book by Charla Pereau entitled, "Charla's Children". It follows Charla and her husband's journey in founding an orphanage and mission center in Mexico and how God guided and directed them throughout this unique adventure in faithful living. It was very inspirational to read all the daily miracles that occurred when they lived by faith believing God would help them to fulfill His plan for their lives, and provide for the orphans. They have not been disappointed!

This book came to mind when I was reading a quote by Christian Psychiatrist, Paul Tournier,where he spoke about living in a climate of faith. These powerful words have taken up residence in my mind since I first read them. Tournier wrote that after years of working in therapy with people who struggle with a variety of problems, he has come to realize that a climate of faith provides a new perspective and opportunity for healing. This occurs, he says, when we rely on God's grace and love for His children instead of just human solutions. The Bible certainly tells us the same thing. Among other scriptures, Psalm 121 says it clearly. Where does our help come from? Our help comes from the Lord!

No matter the problem or the circumstances...big or small, God is in the details of our lives and with His deep love and abiding grace for His children and our willingness to live in a climate of faith ~ all will be well!

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Anonymous said...

AMEN Renee! What a wonderful post and a suggestion for good reading also. Always a blessing to visit with you. Have a wonderful evening.

sarah said...

all will be well!!! In will all be well. Beautiful to read your post. Stay strong and have a great Sunday tomorrow.

Joan said...

Amen, Renee. We walk by faith and not by sight.


Virginia said...

Wonderful post...Like it a lot.
Sweet Blessings,

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I have read about so many different orphanges who have been blessed by God. This sounds like a wonderful book.
God Bless,

Ruth said...

thats my favourite Psalm! what a beautiful post this is...:)

thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. i love your blog and now your newest follower...
So nice to meet you!! do come back soon to see me again...:)
Underneath His Wrapping

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Lisa Buffaloe said...

Amen! Thank you for passing on the encouraging words of wisdom.

Hugs and blessings,

Charlotte said...

This is so true, Renee. Stories like this are faith building. Thank you for sharing.

Jan Lyn said...

Ah, what a comforting post Renee and thank you for the book recommendation. I keep a running list for 'some day'.

I wanted you to know, that my daughter seems to have turned the corner now and is feeling much better. I'm taking precautions to help boost her immune system and watching her carefully. So far, so good...thank you again for all your help. :)

God bless you and yours,
Jan Lyn