FAITH: Here, There and Everywhere

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Here. There. Everywhere.

I frequently find myself in these locations. I don’t usually plan it – you know, it just happens. Well, not always. And no, if my friends were jumping off a cliff, I wouldn’t be joining them.

I do, however, come precariously close to employing that “follower” mentality when I continually find myself – you know – here, there and everywhere (henceforth known as HTE.)

There have been times I went elsewhere. When I did, it made the difference between:

— hope and true help and
–simply feeling better for sharing with someone to simply knowing God and trusting Him more because His direction is The Way.

Sometimes situations sneak into my life tossing me HTE. Other times, I land there because I’m engrossed in surveying those I know and respect for their input and insight.

What’s wrong with that, you ask? Nothing inherently  – unless I fail to follow through. Following through means taking the advice and prayer of others on my behalf with me to my counselor – my Wonderful Counselor.

So what should I do? I think I found the answer when my Bible flopped open to Psalm 16:7. It says: I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

I say it’s time for me to “get on with the praisin’ ” and for me to remember this Wonderful Counselor’s true identity. (He can be yours as well!)

Want His qualifications? Read on.

This Wonderful Counselor (henceforth WC, for short):

 created me in His OWN image!  Gen. 1:27;
 knows my name – not just by a sheep sound!  John 10:3;

 knows my needs even before I know my needs! Matthew 6:8;
 is consistent and a perfect protector!  – Hebrews 13:8 and Proverbs 30:5;

 dispenses truth and wisdom freely – no rainchecks or limits! James 1:5;
 heals because He suffered. – 1 Peter 2:24;

 knows the answers to my dilemmas – James 4:10; and
 loves me with His everlasting love – Jeremiah 31:3.

While my WC does allow others to listen and encourage me, I get into trouble when I ascribe to them what only He can do and give. Therefore, when I’m not with Him, that’s when I find myself  HTE!

Rememberelsewhere exists!

The Wonderful Counselor is available for you 24/7. And no appointment, referral or co-pay is required!

Just wondering:
How has the WC helped you when you’ve been HTE? Leave a post! It will probably minister to another reader!

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5 thoughts on “FAITH: Here, There and Everywhere

  1. carmen

    i can really relate to faith: hte, especially while living overseas and leaving a college sophomore behind. i had to verbally commit my daughter to the Lord and all she is doing. i could just go crazy with worry if i didnt have my WC. i can sleep at night peacefully knowing He knows all about her. whenever i am in the states, i find myself trying to reclaim her. but i need to have the overseas faith and mentality all the time, even in the states when it seems easiest to take charge! thanks cheryl!

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  2. Teri Wareing

    I love that, Cheryl. I frequently (if not always) search everywhere for answers before turning to the WC. Why? I don’t know, but it helps to know I’m not alone in my need to remember! I can get excited when I look to others. I can find hope for something better. I can find encouragement when I need it. I can find a sense of belonging, even if temporary. But I only find peace and a real sense of truth when I seek Him above and beyond circumstances, whether good or bad. Thanks for the reminder!

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    • Teri:
      Thank you for YOUR reminder that we all are HTE at various times in life. I don’t plan on letting the evil one sabotage our thinking that we’re alone. I’m really glad the Bible has many verses that remind us to REMEMBER…how good God is, how much He loves us, etc. Here’s praying that our times of HTE will be fewer and further between as we grow in our love and relationship with Him. I’m sure many readers resonate with your reply.

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