Friday, January 30, 2009
Believing the One in Whom I Believe
I have shared with several friends lately (and in a couple of my blogs) about how God has recently given me an increased measure of faith. Because of all of the situations and problems that have arisen in my past that God has seen me through, I can rest assured that nothing will happen in the future that is too big for Him to handle.
Of course, as I begin sharing that with more and more folks, I will once again be tested.
This week has brought with it a series of unforeseen events that have caught me somewhat more than off guard. (I am so thankful that nothing thrown my way ever catches God of guard!) I have had to make a choice as to how to react to the circumstances that have arisen. I could either get in a tither, sit and worry, or I could give the situation over completely to God and pray, "Not my will but your will be done." I have chosen to do the latter, and God has given me His peace.
For me to do anything less than trust God in this new set of situations would make me a complete and total hypocrite when all I have done as of late is talk of His unfailing faithfulness. Either I believe He is who He says He is or I'm all talk and no action. As Beth Moore asked, "Are you believing the God in whom you believe?"
Yes, I am.
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.