Faith, faith, faith...it's the foundation of our walk with God. Many times I find God bringing me back to the basics of being his disciple and a Christian, which includes this word faith.
Oswald Chambers once said:
Many of us are faithful to our ideas about Jesus Christ, but how many of us are faithful to Jesus Himself? Faithfulness to Jesus means that I must step out even when and where I can’t see anything (see Matthew 14:29). But faithfulness to my own ideas means that I first clear the way mentally. Faith, however, is not intellectual understanding; faith is a deliberate commitment to the Person of Jesus Christ, even when I can’t see the way ahead.
As I mentioned on my Facebook page found here, I am going to be starting my triple challenge, which includes a word of the week, superfood of the week, and move of the week.
This week's word is, wait for it............FAITH
In my previous blog post I talked about surrendering my dreams and passions to God that I trust His timing and His perfect plan. I cannot surrender this dream (which I know I have not expressed on here yet...all in His timing) without having faith. My biggest weakness often gets in the way of this daily surrender though. What is it? My brain.
So you can see why when Mr. Chambers said: Faith, however, is not intellectual understanding; faith is a deliberate commitment to the Person of Jesus Christ, even when I can’t see the way ahead, I instantly knew that this needed to be my word of the week so I could really take the time to embrace daily surrender of my intellectual understanding and grab hold of the Person of Jesus Christ being confident that I will not be shaken when I can't see the way ahead.
So what do you say? Will you take the challenge with me and meditate on this word through out the week? I know commenting on blogs can be intimidating or weird but I would really love to start a conversation about this through out the week! Whether it's on my Facebook page or right here, let's encourage one another in this pursuit of holiness through Christ and standing firm on His promises.
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Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!