Welcome to our third ….
This months topic will be on FAITH.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and shared on last months topic of PRAYER.
I must admit that this month has really sneaked up on me and I’m not as prepared as I would have liked, but I am going to have FAITH that you will all understand and forgive me on that one.
FAITH – what does it mean.
The dictionary definition says:
- complete trust or confidence in someone or something
- strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.
There we go, do we have complete trust in God in every aspect of our lives. Sometimes it is so hard to trust that everything will be alright.
Finances are a big one for me – when there is not enough coming in to cover what needs to go out. I know that when we pray about it, that God always supplies all that we need. Sometimes it just happens and it slips under our awareness and all of a sudden we realise what God has done for us – again, and again.
Do you remember me asking you for prayer for our good friend Mr H – he has cancer and he is now down to his last treatment, if this experimental one doesn’t work then there isn’t anything more the doctors can do for him. If you get a chance I know he would appreciate your prayers.
I was talking to his wife about all this and naturally she was very upset. She wasn’t upset about where he was going, they have a strong faith that he will spend eternity in Heaven. She was upset that he was going to be leaving her and her children and she was facing her twilight years without him.
Matthew 9:22 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter, your faith has made you well” And instantly the woman was made well.
We spoke about healing and that we both believed that God could heal him, but her statement was “would I want to pray to keep him from Heaven”. Wow I had never thought of it that way.
To me that showed great faith that even if God took her husband she knew that He would also be taking care of her and helping and leading her through possibly the next 30 years without her husband by her side.
It seems to me to be so easy to say I have faith that everything will turn out right, words are so easy, but when the rubber hits the road do we actually believe it.
There is also the faith of believing although we don’t see which leads us to the “doubting Thomas” scriptures.
John 20:29 Jesus said unto him, “Thomas, because thou has seen Me, thou has believed. Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed.
We all know how that story goes, Thomas wouldn’t believe that Jesus had been there unless he saw Him himself. I guess that’s where the saying “I won’t believe it until I see it” comes from.
So where does that leave us, I guess it leaves us blessed, blessed because we believe when we haven’t seen.
Is that how you feel about your faith????
I am looking forward to coming together to discuss FAITH over the next month and I am also looking forward to reading your posts.
Also please don’t be offended if I delete your post if it doesn’t relate to prayer, pop over to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up each week if you have something else you would like to share.
Okay, let’s get to it…