The trials of our faith that works patience and perseverance

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Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by. Thank God for seeing us through another week! It's so good to remember that today is Thursday and it's time for me to write my Thankful Thursday post. I am reminded to count my blessings and be thankful to God always.

♥ Thank God for seeing me through a very difficult week. I have been having much struggles and difficulties in a certain aspect of my life, and I am learning to cast my cares upon our Lord. I have to make a very difficult and painful decision this week, and it has been very very difficult for me. But I am learning to rest in our Lord and to trust that He knows what is best for me. I need to learn to wait upon Him for His clearer leading and provision in His time. I thank God that He is the One that is holding on to us and guiding us along the paths of life. He has given us His Words to guide us and His Spirit to lead us.

♥  Sometimes I feel so weak and that I don't have the strength to fight the battles in this life. It is then that the Lord reminds me that His grace is sufficient for me. I am reminded that the trial of our faith will produce patience. As we persevere in our walk with the Lord, we will know more and more of His love and grace. He is very real to us each day. I do not know how I would have make it without the Lord holding me through all the ups and downs of life. Times of trials and difficulties are often time when God sanctified me and make me more sensible of His love and mercies. He is also training me to be more patience and to rest in His love and sovereignty.
James 1:2-4
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
♥ Last year, my brother, sister, nieces, nephews and I went to the Singapore Zoo. Here is a video of a cute monkey that I videotaped on that day. This monkey is very persevering and determined. I am reminded that as God's people, we too are to persevere in our walk with the Lord no matter what we encounter along the way. We have a God Who loves us dearly and with Him all things are possible.



♥ I thank God for my family, my church, my friends and everyone of you, my dear blogging friends, and for your prayers and encouragements. They mean a lot to me.You have made a great difference in my life by your friendship and encouragements. I thank God for every one of you. May God may your visit here a blessed one too!


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Thank you for stopping by. Take care and have a blessed day!

Warm Regards,
Nancie

26 Kind thoughts:

Rocks said...

Hi Nancie!!
May you find rest and comfort in the loving hands of our Father, and whatever you are going through at this point in time, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

"be still and know that He is God"

Blessings!!

Raquel

Karen said...

You have to smile at the monkeys in the zoo! God bless you.

Joan said...

Hi Nancie - I enjoyed reading your post. So thankful we have the Lord to fight our battles.

Have a blessed day,
Joan

Nana Jul said...

I love that even in the hard stuff, God is still there, giving us treasures in darkness, riches stored in secret places so that you will know that He is the Lord, the God of Israel who summons you by name!
Keep your eyes on Jesus!!
Cute video!
Love,
Julie

Melissa said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're having such a difficult week. It's true that God uses our trials to sanctify us, but I do sometimes wish there was an easier way.

I am praying that you will be filled with peace and receive His clear guidance.

Martianne said...

My prayers go out to you as you struggle thorugh your difficult times, yet see blessings, too. God is ALWAYS with us, so do not ever give up hope. :)

Michele said...

Great Thankful List, also enjoyed the video

Denise said...

Praying for you and loving you.

becky aka theRAV said...

Wonderful post Nancie. One I think other needs especially a friend of mine who has gone thru a difficult time this past week too. I'll have to send her to your blog. Thanks for writing it and reminding all of us, not just the ones who have need of it at this moment in their lives.

MageeMommy said...

Thanks so much for a great post! I needed to be reminded of perseverence while following the Lord. Happy Thankful Thursday!

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Rachel (Rocks),

Praise God for the wonderful ways He is providing manpower and resources for the needy ministry of "BACK TO SCHOOL-HYGIENE DAY" that you are involved in. May God continue to provide and use you and His people for His glory.

Thank you for your visit and encouragements. I am learning to wait upon our Lord and rest in His love and sufficiency. He is worthy of our praise and trust. Take care and have a blessed weekend!

Warm regards,
Nancie.

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Karen,

Prayers is so vital and we truly need to remember to pray for our nations' leaders. Thanks for sharing with us. Thanks for your visit. Hope you have a very blessed weekend! Take care and God bless you too.

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Joan,

It is so comforting to remember that God is in control and He works all things for our good. Very often time of pain and loss, are times when God draw us closer to Himself to know His love and mercies in very real and personal way. I am so thankful to know that through your husband's trial of unemployment for 18 months, the Lord has brought you and your husband closer to Him. May you and your husband continue to know God's love and provisions, and many blessings as you walk together with Him day by day.

Thanks for your visit and encouragement. Thank God for His love and many mercies. Take care and have a blessed weekend. God bless you.

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Julie,

Thank God for blessing you with such lovely daughters. It is so sweet of them to have this pre-mother's day retreat together with you. Thank God for such memorable and precious time. May God continue to bless you and your family. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Thanks for your visit and encouragement. Thank God for His many mercies. Take care and God bless you!

Love,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Melissa,

I am so thankful to God for the Hope that we can have in him too. I can truly identify with you how difficult it is in our struggles and how it is in God and His promises that gives us hope. Thank you for your visit and prayers. I am praying too that you will be filled with peace and continue to hope in God always. Thank you for sharing your lovely thankful heart with us. Take care and have a very blessed Lord's day.

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Martianne,

Your post is so rich with resources. Surely it is a blessing to those who need these information. So glad to know you are for home-schooling and especially grounding in God's Words. Thank you very much for your visit, prayers and kinds words of encouragements. I am praying that God will continue to bless your ministry and your blog, and make them blessings to many. Take care and have a very blessed weekend.

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Michele,

Thank God for blessing you with 3 wonderful boys! They are truly such precious treasures from our Lord. May He continue to enable your boys to grow up in His grace and to be men after His own heart. Thank you for your visit. Happy Mother's Day!

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

You made me cry, Denise with your sweet video! It's so sweet of you to make this video. You are so loved by God and all your friends. We love you regardless of how your condition is. And you definitely perfect and accepted by God in Christ our Lord. May you continue to know His love and blessings no matter what tomorrow holds because He hols your tomorrow! Thank you for your visit and prayers. I love you too.

With love and prayers,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Becky,

I am praying for you, your dad and your family. May God with very near to all of you. Thank God for His blessings upon your family. You are so precious to Him and to us! Thank you for your visit and encouragement. I thank God for you always and your every encouragement. Take care and have a very blessed weekend! And Happy Mother's Day!

Warm regards,
Nancie

Pia said...

Lord, i pray for nancie. may you give her the strength she needs everyday. i pray for comfort, healing and fast recovery for her. Lord, i know that with men so many things seem impossible but with you, Lord, ALL things are possible. i speak blessings and favors upon nancie today. in Jesus' mighty name, amen.

hope to meet you when i go back to singapore. God bless you.

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi MageeMommy,

Thank God for blessing you with such a sweet little boy! Glad to know that he is growing in compassion for your dog and for others. Thank too for blessing you with a baby girl. Keeping you and family in prayers. I love Psalm 103, it is so encouraging. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Thanks too for your visit. Take care and have a blessed weekend, and Happy Mother's day!

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Pia,

Glad you have little surprises like this in your life :) Thank God for blessing you with the trip and spending precious moments with love ones. Love the pictures :)

Thank you for your visit and sweet prayers. You always touched my heart with your prayers! I pray that God will always keep you and your family in His love and provide for your every need. I look forward to see you too if you come to Singapore! Take care and have a blessed weekend. Thanks again for all your encouragements. You are so greatly appreciated.

Warm regards,
Nancie

Melanie said...

I'm so thankful that God is with us and leads us through all the struggles in life, providing comfort and love as he walks beside us.

Happy Thankful Thursday, Nancie!

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Melanie,

Happy Anniversary! Thank God for blessing you with such a wonderful husband and children. They such precious treasures and blessings from God. There's indeed no place like Home! Thanks for your visit and encouragement. Take care and have a blessed weekend, and Happy Mother's Day!

Warm regards,
Nancie

Ladynred said...

Bless you1 What an inspiring post. Yes with God anything is possible. May God give you strength as you make any difficult decision.

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Ladynred,

Thank God for blessing you with such lovely children. They are truly precious treasures from God. May God continue to bless you and your children. Thanks for your visit. Happy Mother's Day! Thanks

Warm regards,
Nancie

 

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