Monday, September 27, 2010
That the trial of your faith, being much more
precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried
with fire, might be found unto praise and honour
and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:” I Peter 1:7 (KJV)
We have times when we notice people and their behavior. We have to understand what causes people to act the way they do.
Have we ever met someone who sees nothing wrong in talking about people behind their back? Or do we know a person who chooses to be reckless with their health by pursuing self-destructive habits? What about a person who prefers to keep things in a state of drama all the time?
In these situations, I wonder about their faith. Is it real? Do they practice it daily or do they parade it around for everyone to see when the occasion seems to warrant.
In my experience, I have learned that our faith, to be tangible, has to be practiced each day. We pray in faith-believing that God hears our prayers and will act on our requests. We make plans in faith- understanding those plans may have to be changed, canceled or postponed. We sometimes forget our plans are just that OUR PLANS. God’s plans are the one’s that count.
When our faith is the real deal, we trust God for all we are, all we do, and all we have. He made us. He gives us certain qualities to use for Him. He provides all we need.