Today was a beautiful day. The weather co-operated nicely after an all night rain from Hanna. The fresh smell of the new day really made me appreciate the night rain........also appreciate the fact that I wasn't in it.............I took a few minutes to give God praise for using the rain to cleanse the streets we walk on, for watering the trees to make them greener, and just for watering the earth. I thanked Him for helping me not to see the rain as an inconvenience any more but truly as a blessing, a much needed blessing.
The message at church today was on faith. It was a timely reminder from the book of James. A few interesting things that my pastor said was that James doesn't argue about whether faith works or not, he tells you that it works. I like that. When you have proven something beyond a shadow of a doubt, you don't need to waste time trying to establish its existence all over, you can speak with confidence that yes it exists. Many of us have proven over and over again that faith in God works. We have trusted God when things looked impossible and He has come through for us over and over again.
Another thing he said that challenged my heart, was that faith must be tested. It's no use having faith and not putting it to the test. Where's the proof? I have been pondering that in my heart, because time and time again I say that I trust God but then I don't put my faith to the test, so how can I say with confidence that I have faith? Faith without works is dead.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
Lord, help me to trust you not just in word but also in my actions. Help me Lord to put feet to my faith so that it would walk with me whereever I go, for your word says without faith it's impossible to please you. I want to please you Lord. I want to be so sure of what you promise me Lord, that I would not hesitate to step out. I confess I need your help Lord and I ask it in Jesus name. Thank you Lord.