Oct 10, 2011

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What in your life requires Faith?

What in your life requires Faith?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier today I posted the following on the Jesus Slave FaceBook page.

I asked others to share something in their day-to-day lives that requires faith.  Out of 478 impressions no one responded.  This is a first . . .  I mean at the very least I usually get the random “Amen”  comment from someone.  Why?  I mean this seems like a pretty straightforward opportunity to share something that we are absolutely dependant on God for day in and day out.

Here in America most of us fail to realize how rich we really are.  I mean, honestly, when you say the “Our Father” and pray to the Lord for your “daily bread” did you ever really mean it.  I personally, if I had to, could live a very long time off of just the food I currently have stored up in my house for a few weeks before I ran out and I am sure many of you could say the same thing.  That is crazy considering some people in this world really do mean “Give us this day our daily bread” because they have to depend on the Lord to give them their daily meal each and every day.  Now that requires Faith.

Let’s say I really did run out of food, what would I do?  Even if I ran out of food, I still have many more assets I could use to get more food.  Let me think, I have the balance of my checking account, my savings account, and if things got really bad I could dip into my 401k, or even sell some of my possessions to get more money to get something to eat.  Needless to say, I don’t ever think I will have to worry about where my next meal is going to come from.  Why?  Because I am rich.  This is why it is so hard for us rich people to enter the gates of heaven . . . we have no faith because we depend on our stuff instead of God.

Let’s pray:

Father, please bless us with just the essentials, not to little that we struggle daily and not too much that we forget about you, so that we can have a stronger relationship with you.  Amen

  1. Amen Bro !

    I was recently reading Mark 10: 17-31. This is where Jesus is quoted as saying " 25 – It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." I've read this many times before and always had the same idea of what the "rich man" was. To me it was Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Peyton Manning, T. Boone Pickens and the like. You know – the "rich." This last time I read through these verses, the Holy Spirit decided to open my mind a little more. He showed me that in comparison to the rest of the world or the history of the world, I was the camel trying to walk through that eye of the needle. Ouch!

    No one really thinks they are rich. No one I know anyway. I think part of the reason is due to the way our culture has programmed all of us that we need, deserve and should want more and more stuff. We never feel rich because we're constantly being told that we don't have enough yet. The result = longer hours at work (away from family/God), which adds more stress, which creates strained relationships and a sinking feeling that not only do I not have enough stuff, but that which I do have is killing me as I try to keep it together.

    To answer the question you asked originally – Being a Husband to my wife and father to my children requires faith. Without faith in the Lord, I will fail miserably at both.

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