Wednesday, May 5, 2010


cer·tain·ly   /ˈsɜrtnli/

1.with certainty; without doubt; assuredly: I'll certainly be there.

2.yes, of course: Certainly, take the keys.

3.surely; to be sure: He certainly is successful.

This word jumped off the page of my Bible this morning.  Certainly.  I don't often use the word.  It seems there are not too many things that I've been certain of lately, at least not in the dictionary definition of the word.  I might say, "I certainly hope it doesn't rain on Saturday." or "You certainly may not!" when one of my kids asks to have 5 cookies before dinner...  But listen to the word as Jesus used it:
“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,  yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.  And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?"  Matt. 6:28-30

He will without doubt care for you.
He will, yes, of course, care for you.
He will surely care for you.

Why do I have so little faith?

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for
and certain of what we do not see.   Hebrews 11:1

LORD, help me have a "certainly" kind of faith today.  Amen.

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  1. Love it, how you can take one little word and use it to exhort and encourage. Praise God that He speaks to us in even just one word. God Bless you today as you have a certainly kind of faith day. I'm aiming for one as well. :o) Stopping by from Holy E.

  2. Thanks for that 'certain' reminder x.

  3. I had to laugh that you said you were also stuck at 27....I, too, had my first child, a daughter at that age. There must be a connection! I also have 3 girls, though mine are of the toddler age. I homeschool, love running, and am insanely jealous that you get to live in Hawaii. :o) We seem to have a lot in common, though as I pass through your blog, I notice a sense of quiet calm that I keep praying for. I'm a pretty calm person, but you seem to be able to step back and prioritize well. It gives me something to pray for. :o) I noticed a picture of Math U See. I have been reviewing it for next year and have just about decided to buy it for my second grader and Kindergartner. I wanted to know if you like it and if there is anything you can say about it. Right now, we are using Saxon. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I like it but I don't. Not too exciting. Anyway....thanks for your time. God bless every minute of your beautiful Thursday. :o)

  4. I just love it when God helps me to pause and get so detailed in His Word. How He can make one word have such an impact.

    I so enjoyed (and needed) this! Thank You!