Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How Can Ya' Have Strong Faith While Takin' Care Of Everyday Stuff?

Mamma's always been a strong woman with a great faith in God. She says that faith ain't all that complicated - there's a right road 'n a wrong road ta' travel. And if your road doesn't end with Jesus, then your life's all a waste. If your road's not pointed toward Jesus, it's pointed toward trouble. When ya' come ta' a crossroad in your life, which road will ya' take?

Ya' know, sometimes it's hard ta' figure out if you're walkin' on tha' right road when your road is filled with business meetin's, deadlines, payin' tha' bills, gettin' your car repaired, 'n returnin' your phone calls. Ta' stay on tha' right road, read your Bible everyday. Sounds simple doesn't it? Our lives become so filled with "stuff" that we get overwhelmed, 'n sometimes our faith gets lost in tha' shuffle. But it's through His word that God speaks ta' us, 'n keeps us strong ta' get through our everyday "stuff".

Here's what some of tha' scriptur's say 'bout faith:

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:5

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Faith is believ'n in someth'n without really see'n it. God says that our faith will make us
strong. No matt'r what happens in our life - in good times, in hard times - our faith in Him
will carry us, 'n uplift us. Our vict'ry is in Him!

   I love ta' watch little children. They're not afraid of anythin'. They have faith!

When Cousin Cletus was a little boy, he prayed this prayer before goin' ta' school:
"Good mornin' God. There are a few things I need your help with taday:

First of all, please help me find my
homework 'r Miss Wiley won't let me go out 'n play;

'n God make Bobby Lee stop pullin' Sally Jane's pigtails, 'cause it makes her cry;

Oh, 'n one more thing God, don't let Miss Wiley find out I was the one who put tha' frog in
her desk drawer. I sure would appreciate it. Thank ya' God. Amen."

The honesty, openness, and faith of a child.  We could all use a dose of childlike faith.

Truly I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew: 18:3

Things ta' think 'bout:

1. So, how's your faith? Is it strong 'r is it lost in tha' shuffle of lifes "stuff"?

2. Do ya' have childlike faith?

Father, may we have faith as a child; may we have stronger faith by readin' more of your Word everyday; may we put our faith 'n trust in you 'n not in people. Give us strength to stay firm in our faith Lord. In tha' name of Jesus, amen.

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1 comment:

  1. Tonight, me and my wife go to a meeting for parents of children about to get "training" in the Catholic sacrements, to help them build their faith. I will pray that it goes well for my boys in the coming weeks when they participate.

    This blog post could not have happened at a better time.