Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Faith: what I'm thinking about

"Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see."
Hebrews 11:1


I've been thinking about faith today. Or rather, being faithful. That is, having faith in all things I do, faith that God indeed has my back

he says he'll never leave me

and faith that He knows my future and I can trust Him with it.

he says he has good plans for me, plans of hope and a good future

Because if I really believe, truly believe that God has my back, that if God has good plans for me and isn't going to leave me, I can move freely in Him in everything. I can trust Him to help me be patient with my kiddos when the patience is thin. I can trust Him in my relationships when they're at their shakiest. I can know I don't have to worry about rejection and hurt by others because He loves me....what more is there? I can trust Him in everything.

The God of the stars, the God of the Universe, the God that grew each tiny leaf on each tall tree in the vast forests loves ME. *sigh*

And I have faith that He loves me. A seed-size faith. Well, maybe a little apricot pit. But faith. And yet He loves me beyond what I can understand with my tiny little ant-sized brain. Remember....

Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord Your God is with you, He is might to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

So I'm free. I'm free to
trust,
love,
hope,
be kind,
rest.
Rest.

So I'll get up tomorrow, not knowing, not being sure...but with faith. Faith that what He's said He'll do. And I can rest, He said that too....

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

Matthew 11:28 (The Message)




3 comments:

Pebblekeeper said...

Beautiful!

Cathy said...

Amen.

Becky said...

thanx for the great thoughts to start my AM! :) i have been wondering how you are??!! if your summer got off to a flying start? if there is time for a chat one of these days?? :) this week and next are very busy for me and the next and the next....but i would make time for an amanda-chat. :) also, love the little gentry photos! :) hava happy.