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faith2I remember hovering over my mom one day not so long ago, questioning her faith. It didn’t make any sense to me. She was so very patient and loving in trying to convince me to believe in the things unseen. I couldn’t do it. I have a very scientific mind and I could not wrap my head around believing that God was going to save me and bring me blessings when I was so stuck in my own selfishness. I used my intellect as yet another excuse to stay sick. THAT doesn’t make sense. God wants my trust and faith, even while I ponder and wonder about the mystery that surrounds me! I can use my mind to think things through, but I need to leave room for the amazing, unexplainable works of my Creator!

Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

faith5Faith is now the guide for my day. God will continue to establish the evidence and His new and fresh surprises will surely be MINE!! I cannot serve God while working in my own plan. Time to strip off my own agenda and have FAITH that He will come through on His promises in HIS time!!

Hebrews 11:6 – And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Believing that God exists is the easy part. It’s putting it ALL in His hands that I struggle with, even still today. God will not settle for mere acknowledgment of His existence. He wants ALL of me. He wants my faith.

faith6James 2:19-20 – Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that – and shudder.

Good deeds can’t get me into heaven all by themselves. I LOVE to do good for others, but deeds alone, without faith, are pointless. The demons believe in God and do not obey Him. TRUE faith results in my changed life AND my good deeds; faith without deeds is dead.

John 10:10 – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

faithGod will never lead me to destruction, so why am I putting so much faith in worldly things and trying to do things my way? That only separates me from God and my desires and blessings take much longer to get to me. Faith is BELIEVING that my dreams will come true. And they will come true not by my own doing, but by God working through me to accomplish His will, His purpose, His way, in His timing! Thank you, mom, for your patience. Some things I have to learn through the Holy Spirit! I am so grateful I hear the loving voice of my Jesus today!