Monday, November 20, 2006

feeding your faith

Psal 84:11 For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good [thing] will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

So many times i am afraid to ask God for what i really want, but this verse does such a good job at reminding me to pursue God and to not be timid to bring my burdens or requests to him.

His longsuffering and patience with us when we fail over and over is simply amazing. I know that there have been so many times i have felt really weak and lost. I think the whole key to life is knowing that His grace is enough during those times of weakness or uncertainty.

i really love the song called His Grace is Enough because it shows in such a simple way how He is always ready to give us a second chance - even when we are frail or fail big time. Even in the Bible some of the people God walked with the closest def. weren't perfect -- David, Abraham, Moses---but their hearts yearned for God. They were so hungry that even in their imperfection they kept on coming back to Him. I think that's what God wants from us. Even in our imperfections, He wants us to desire to be with him.

Lately, i have realized that friendships aren't continued through a casual relationship. You have to make an effort, pick up the phone, go out of your way to make contact with the person---meeting them where they are. And it strikes me how similar this is to our relationship with God. We have to make the move if we want to get deeper. We have to put the work into the relationship.

I love the quote below of C.S. Lewis that talks about feeding your faith. It reminds me of how important it is to meditate on Him.

We have to be continually reminded of what we believe. Neither this belief nor any other will automatically remain alive in the mind. It must be fed. And as a matter of fact, if you examined a hundred people who had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them would turn out to have reasoned out of it by honest argument? Do not most people simply drift away?- C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

1 comment:

Robert Mangan said...

I am drifting through the blogs and came across yours, obviously. I knew from the start that I should keep reading, as your a person of faith. I am an Evangelical Christian born in Ireland and living for The LORD. Bad times can hit any moment so be strong in the Lord and in the power of His Might. love from Robert.