How’s Your Faith?

 I just wrote last week about being in this great council meeting over the details of my life with Jesus, Holy Spirit, and the Father.  What a remarkable experience!  Now, as I write and as I’ve spent time with them this morning, the question is “Do I believe?”  Of course I believe in them.  I converse with them throughout my day on a daily basis.  But do I really believe God to do it …what He said He would do?  Remember it was something like “Be still Rivera and watch me deliver you.  Watch the salvation of the Lord.  Don’t move or busy yourself trying to do it on your own.  Be still, know that I am God and watch me do this.”  What an amazing thing to clearly hear from God.  Already I question. Was that real?  Is He really going to do it?  Why must I wait so long?  Couldn’t I just busy myself with something?  

“Living by faith and not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7) is a lot easier said than done.  Human nature screams “I’ll believe it when I see it.”  Faith goes completely against our nature.  But it seems that just when I begin to question, He begins to answer. Not always the way I want or would expect.  He shows me His glory through His faithfulness.  He makes a way in a situation where there seems to be no way.  He provides financially in the most unexpected way.  He provides time with a friend or family member without planning or human manipulation.  He shows Himself to me again in a very real way through His word, and it’s clearly not coincidental.  He displays His glory and splendor through the beauty of a sunrise or sunset.  Then my heart cries, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory” (Isaiah 6:3).

So how’s my faith?   It’s human and wavering from time to time, but present.  He’s once again proven His presence to me throughout the past week and even this morning.  I have to trust.  I have no choice.  He’s proven He’s sovereign, He’s in control and His plans for me far outweigh mine. So even through my restlessness I say, “Your will be done God.  I trust you.  I not only believe in you, but I believe You for your promises and protection over my life and the lives of all who believe.” 

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  This is what the ancients were commended for.  By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”  Hebrews 11:1-3 

This is my conclusion.  If God can speak and by His words form the world and all that’s in it, He can certainly manage my life and all that’s in it!  So I trust Him with it.  Will you do the same?  How’s your faith?  Do you believe God’s going to do what He said He would?

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