Monday, December 1, 2008

Got Faith?

We just finished celebrating Thanksgiving among family and friends. So how was it? Were you thankful for the time you had with them? Did you take pictures to capture that time of celebration? I know we did.
Do you suppose that God has memories of the day we were born, baptized, confirmed, or when we went to college? Do you think your Heavenly Father only remembers your short comings-do you feel as though your mother or father push too hard? Well take heart and crack open that Bible! Here are some verses you might want to check out: Romans 3:23, Psalm 130:3-5, & Romans 12:1-5
Believe it or not disappointment is a part of life. Too often though we become consumed by the pain of failure or even controlled by the thought/fear of failure. When it comes to God I think we need to remember that he chose mere human beings to do great things. All you need to do is think back to Sunday School lessons-Noah, Moses, David, & The Disciples. Noah was thought to be crazy, Moses was a murderer, David was an adulterer, and the disciples...well many times Jesus reprimanded them with this quote: 'Oh ye of little faith'.
Faith, what an interesting concept...sometimes I think we lack faith in ourselves. We're too quick to think less of ourselves in situations in which we were meant to shine. We're also too quick to cripple someone else in order to build ourselves up.
Jesus said all we needed was faith as small as a mustard seed. I know I'm lacking in that department, but I'm working on that...are you? Here's what Hebrews has to offer-Hebrews 11:1-3
Next time you feel as though you're running low on faith and feel as though you're too embarrassed or fearful of failure...remember Rev. 22:17 & 1st Cor. 12:13, because you might be thirsty for something beyond what you're used to. Break the mold! You're about to do great things...

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