Friday, October 26th


And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. - Hebrews 11:6 - "Faith is a gift of God not by works" - Ephesians 2:9

Dear Lord, you have given me faith which I have never been able to produce on my own.  By myself I would have never believed in a God that I cannot see, hear or feel, but who has made some grand promises in an old book that so many people misuse and abuse.  Without your gift of faith, I pretty much just trust myself and even that trust is a little thin. Furthermore, you surprise me with so many situations that I cannot logically see any wholesome outcome at first. But I have seen you bring amazing good out of what I viewed as a train wreck.  The cross of your Son is the best example.  But you have done this millions of times since and thousands of times right before my eyes.  Because I have your promises and your gift of faith in them, and because I have experienced your redeeming love changing situations and lives, I boldly step into a new day believing that you are near me and will be the captain of my ship through calm and troubled waters.  I am nervous about my day, but I am not paralyzed, because I believe in you.  AMEN

"Believing in Christ is not a Sunday walk in the park.  It is a 24/7 dependence on Christ who is your life." - Daniel Duetschlander