The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. Hebrews 11:1
Hebrews 11:6 tells us “It is impossible to please God without faith.” Let us never forget the excessive preoccupation of always trying to appear like we had it all together.“Fine in all circumstances.Sin twists divinely given impulses into ravishing lust or unGodly desire.
We are now on a quest for victory over the things which have dragged us down. Our priority now rejecting the artificial and sham. The mad scramble to be numbered among the worldly-wise, and popular no longer appealing.
Like building a jigsaw puzzle all the crazy pieces of our lives have to carefully put into their rightful place, under an amazingly interested Lord and Savior, whose hand can alone make the next corrective move in and through our lives.
In faith we are being called to empty ourselves on order to be filled with the grace and power of the Holy Spirit. When we have God in our lives we are no longer looking for something – we have found it. recovery is about personal relationship with Him. We cannot earn or buy His favor. Faith is what launches us into life changing experience where we can rise above our obsessions and follow ‘The Way’ of our Lord.
“I wish I had your faith” “You’ve got it easy” I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has said these things to me.
Following Jesus and serving Him is not always easy. When things don’t go according to plan in my life my natural inclination as a man is to ‘fix it’ To do whatever I have to do to make it right.
But that’s not what God tells me to do
Job 4:6 says “Shouldn’t you worship God and trust in him? Shouldn’t your honest life give you hope”
Following Jesus means waiting on Him, for t hings to happen in His time. Sometimes that is hard. When you see things falling apart, do all that you can and wait for Him to intervene isn’t always easy or comfortable.
Lord I have been slow sometimes in responding to You. Help me today to trust and obey Your prompting in my life.