Faith is Believing

John 20:29:  Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed:  blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

A couple nights ago, we laid down to go to sleep.  My daughter got quiet for a long time.  Then she broke the silence by saying, “I wonder how Chloe gets in and out of our house.”  Chloe is our Elf on the Shelf who visits us every year.  My reply?  I told her, “Chloe is magical.”

Daughter:  “So she just poofs in and out?”

Me:  “Yep.”

Daughter:  “Oh.”

She fell asleep without a doubt that Chloe is magical and poofs in and out of our house at will.  I began to think What if my faith in God was as blindly pure?  I can hear my conversations with Him now if it were.

Me:  Wonder how I will pay the mortgage this month.

God:  I got this.

Me:  Ok.

 

Me:  Wonder when I will find my dream job?

God:  I got this.

Me:  Ok.

 

Me:  Wonder how my marriage will survive this test?

God:  I got this.

Me:  Ok.

 

Me:  Wonder what the next move is?

God:  I got this.

Me:  Ok.

 

Me:  Wonder ___(fill in the blank)_______

God:  I got this.

Me:  Ok.

Anything I wonder about, finances, marriage, children, career, church, family–anything–God answers I got this and I say ok.  If I really, truly could get to the point that my reply was simply, “OK,” my life would be SO much simpler.  But, as it stands now, even though I feel I have a great deal of faith, still my worries get the better of me a LOT of the time.  Thomas wanted proof that the man standing before him truly was the risen Savior, and until he felt Jesus’ wounds, he had doubt.  Sometimes (okay a lot of times) I come to an impasse of some sort in my life and God gives me the direction, but I question Him and want proof.  I may ask for a sign or reaffirmation again and again that what He is showing me is “for reals.”  But, what if next time I ask Him for direction at a fork in the road, when He gives me “my heading,” I simply say OK and proceed on with full, complete faith?  He isn’t going to steer me wrong, so why do I question Him?  He is omnipotent and omniscient, I am neither.  He holds the whole world and all of time in His mighty hands, I do not.  He loves me purely and without fail, I am not capable of giving that true kind of love.  He has my best interest in mind, I often do not know what is best for me.

God asks us to have faith in Him, and if there is anything worthy of faith, surely it is Him.  I want to get to the point that when God says, “Move,” or “Be still,” I listen and act instantly.  I want to get to the point where I don’t question what He tells me, what He asks of me.  After all, there is nothing more trustworthy in all the universes than God.  I want to get to the point where I serve Him with blind, pure, innocent faith that is immeasurable and can move mountains.  Imagine the good God could use me for if I could only get to that point!

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