Saturday, October 30, 2010

That Darn Faith

When I'm in bed alone in the mornings, (not completely jack russell fur baby is coiled up like a snake on my feet), I usually reach over and grab my phone. Habit. I check to see if I have any texts, e-mails, any scrabble games going on, and of course...facebook. This morning the first thing I read was from a friend of mine that I've been friends with pretty much forever. He has confessed his uncomfortableness with my change of attitude and faith in the "unseen". Today...he had questions about faith. What exactly it is, how it is I could continue to trust someone I don't see or hear. Which of course started the wheels of my brain for the day, (BEFORE a  single cup of that's saying something!) So I turned to my devotional...and what'd ya know! Just the answers I was looking for.

Why is it so hard for us to trust our lives to the care of God, whose eye is always upon us? I don't know about you, but I would rather walk with God in the darkest valley than walk alone, or with a stranger in the light. But what is faith? Faith is not a sense, sight, or (here's a tough one) reason. Faith is simply taking God at HIs word. And God's Word tells us in Romans 10:9: "If you declare with your lips, "Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."

For some people that's just way too simple. They want to make salvation much  more difficult. But it isn't! Our salvation, thank God, depends on God's love for us, not our love for Him.

Sometimes we just have to let go, and let God. Watch THESE sweet testimonies, and be restored.


  1. I love it! I am one of those who just take it as it is - it IS that simple. I have certainly known my share of people who want to make it so much more complicated and put rules and regulations on salvation when none is needed. Great post!