Hello & Welcome. I am Christine (Middleton) Smith and this is my blog that addresses the trials and challenges we face in our faith, “Blessed is anyone who perseveres under trial” (James 1:3)
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win a battle” (Quote by former Prime Minister: Margaret Hilda Thatcher)
Give God another chance!
I have learned not to give up if a door has closed once, twice, three, even four times! In 2 Kings 13, Joash the King of Israel was very afraid of his enemies, so he asked for Elijah’s advice, and his advice was this, “Strike the ground” So the King struck three times and stopped. This made the man of God angry with him, and he said, “You should have struck it five or even six times!”
Just because a door has closed, we often think that God has closed it, and that’s the end of it – and I used to think this too; that if a door had closed, that keep trying to push it open was wrong. But I don’t think that anymore, as I have proved that it was a perseverance test. If it is God who has closed a door, He will keep it closed no matter how hard we try to push it open. It does no harm or cause him no offense to make sure if a door really has been closed by God. He is not a baby who has to be protected from His own creation with the lesser strength!
I am so pleased that God gave me another chance to keep on striking and striking, until another door opened.
(small excerpt taken from Daughters Under Trial – my latest book with twenty-eight devotional messages addressing trials of faith).
God Bless you,
Christine (Middleton) Smith.
‘Lost in Faith. ‘It Could Take Faith To…’
This is my unusual story of how I had to take a giant leap of faith along with my husband and two small children.
I have been asked many times over many years to have my journals published, but have always declined. However, after being made acutely aware that my story would be of invaluable help and encouragement to others, I wrote ‘Lost in Faith’
My story has given added strength to others to get through their own particular trial of faith
‘Daughters Under Trial’
For this book the Lord gave me twenty-eight distinct messages addressing the challenges that ‘daughters of the heavenly Father’ face in their faith. However, men comment how these messages impacted their Christian life for good.
Book descriptions; Reviews; Orders go to www.lostinfaith.org