2 minute read.
Our Faith isn’t so much about WHAT we believe, WHY we believe, or HOW we believe. It is ultimately about WHO we choose to believe IN.
Our faith is always rooted in relationships. And this is true, only if we accept that trusting in others is a good thing, especially with God, and here’s why.
“Faith is better understood as a verb than as a noun, as a process than as a possession. It is on-again-off again rather than once and for all. Faith is not being sure where you’re going, but going anyway. A journey without maps.” Frederick Beuchner
Take some time (right now would be a good time) to read and think about what Buechner is telling us. God, in His own way, (because He can) uses two assumed opposites to challenge us to trust in Him.
Now, let’s spend some time looking at this concept I ran across several years ago and noted as Time Transforms.
If we were absolutely honest about our faith, We’d probably conclude something like this :
- I have faith that there is a God BUT I don’t really know him very well
- I believe the Bible reveals who this God is BUT I hardly ever read the Bible
- My church’s vision is about pursuing the life of God offers BUT I’m not sure what that would look like in my life
This monologue is about faith, and it represents many people.
It’s about faith that is disconnected from a relationship. A faith that does not transform one’s life.
Now it may be that many are not after a faith that transforms, and that’s a huge problem because that would truly be an Unreasonable Faith.
But if you are after a Faith that Transforms, take another look back at the earlier list. There is a basic element present in all 3 of these words; Faith, Belief, and Vision
Join us for Part 2 in the next couple of days as we look at how all of us can learn how to Invest and Increase.
Thank you for your interest and God’s peace to you all