Faith is a funny thing really. Well, at least for me it is. One day I am a rock of faith and nothing can sway me from what I know to be true. The next day I am a puddle on the floor just waiting for God to mop me up! :0)
I think learning NOT to depend on emotion is such a huge maturing process. We have to learn to ignore our emotions that scream out FEAR!!!!! ANGER!!!!!I HAVE TO!!!! I CAN'T!!!! until our ears and hearts are ringing with the sound.
Instead we have to train our hearts to hear that still, small voice that whispers... peace....patience....love....courage....stop, don't go there....yes, this is right.... It is so much easier to hear the screaming pounding of our emotions. It's such a trap. If we are ruled by the shifting sand of our emotions we have no compass- no foundation. It's that small voice- so quiet that we have to STOP to listen to it- that guides us the right way. It takes us saying to our emotions- SHUT UP! I've had enough! Then slowing down to hear the truth we have known all along.
I have a song that mt friends and I have loved since college. The older I get the more the words make sense. I would like to dedicate this to all of my blogger buddies out there taking leaps of faith-trying to live by faith and not by sight.
I also want to dedicate this to my dear friend Amy who teaches me a little bit more about faith every time I am privileged to talk to her. http://buildingtheblocks.blogspot.com/ You are a world changer my friend. You challenge me and encourage me so much. THANK YOU for being my friend. I know God sent you my way. I am crazy proud of you. Hugs, Angel
What has God taught YOU about faith? Speak up blogger buddies... ;0)