Faith is one of a few corner stones to our relationship with God. The world pulled away the vial of doubt on sin matured long, long, long ago. Doubt is necessary, just as faith is necessary, but prayer, wisdom, and understanding is essential for us to be whole … why? Jesus described it differently but with the same meaning. If we can’t see the dark, how can we know the light? But what place does darkness have with light, so Paul wrote. You already know I love Paul’s writings; I have learned so much God had to teach me through the spirit of God inspiration upon his (Paul’s) words to us.
You see, it’s our wisdom, our understanding that molds us into true master pieces of His work. There is reason for all we the steps we make in this journey. Maybe there was a time when you walked far from Him, as I did, but He desires your love, He pursues you unlike you have ever been pursued. He is our light; He is our Life. When we grasp that, it leads us to greater a desire to know God more. We need Him. We also need one another. We need to have faith in something. It’s an eternal thing.
Start with the little things today; let’s get closer to our Father. Jesus loves you! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalms 107:1 Key Verse.
Theologian Lesslie Newbigin writes that we live in an age that favors doubt over faith. We often speak of “blind faith” and “honest doubt.” Both faith and doubt can be honest or blind, but we rarely speak of “honest faith” or “blind doubt.” Both faith and doubt are needed, yet it is faith that is more fundamental. Even if I doubt something, I must believe there are criteria by which it can be judged. I must believe something before I can doubt anything. Doubt is to belief what darkness is to light, what sickness is to health. It is an absence. Sickness may be the absence of health, but health is more than the absence of sickness. So it is with doubt and faith. Doubt is a good servant but a poor master.
“Doubt is useful for a while. If Christ spent an anguished night in prayer, if he burst out from the cross, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ then surely we are permitted doubt. But we must move on. To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”
Section Two: from “Faith & Doubt” by John Ortberg: Lord keep me your student unwilling to accept the worlds concept on intelligence, My seeking you first allows any doubts to dissipate, I know you will never give me, More than I can handle, teach me Lord to work in your love from this moment to, All my moments to come.
The trumpeters and singers performed together in unison to praise and give thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they raised their voices and praised the Lord with these words: “He is good! His faithful love endures forever!” At that moment, a thick cloud filled the Temple of the Lord. 2-Chronicles 5:13
Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Psalms 36:5
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. Luke 16:10
May the Light of God’s Love embrace you with His passion.