November 11, 2018

Faith Observations

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. ~ Hebrews 11:6 

I would like to share a few thoughts on the Christian faith walk as I have observed, learned, stumbled, learned again, and continue to live out my own walk of faith. 

A Faith That Takes Me Through: I am thankful for faith that takes me through and pushes past all my self-doubt, worry, and uncertainty. Faith does not mean we don’t experience all of these, it means we choose to believe in spite of them. It means we choose to endure, because we have faith in God and what He can do. We have God working for us! 

What then shall we say to these things? 
If God is for us, who can be against us?  ~ Romans 8:31 

A Faith That Holds: God holds everything in His hands, answers, plans, details, direction … I hold faith in my hands … faith in Him.

A Faith That Lifts and Sees: Faith lifts us beyond ourselves and our human strength and into God’s strength and into His will for us! Faith opens our eyes and allows us to see the invisible … faith allows us to see what God can make possible. 

“For with God nothing will be impossible.”  ~ Luke 1:37 

A Faith Walk: If there is anything I have learned for certain— it is faith is not a walk of knowing! Faith is not a knowing journey! Faith is knowing God. Faith is not knowing what the future holds—but knowing Who holds the future—knowing He is God and that He is sovereign!

A Faith Race: Faith strengthens us and allows us to run our race with endurance. Yes, our faith enables us to do that! 

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  ~ Hebrews 12:1-2 

Walk by faith, and you will run the race well!