For the most part, I enjoy my life as I live it. However, I think more often than not, if someone was perched on my shoulder observing, they might be inclined to think that I live my life of faith with all the zeal of someone who has “Been there, done that, got the T-shirt”.
I suppose I could blame the church for my state of being as many do with respect to their lives, but I don’t believe that is the correct place to lay the blame. I know that Jesus has a personal relationship with me and since He is the author and perfecter of faith (Hebrews 12:2) I think that when I have lackluster faith it must trace back to that relationship.
In 1 Corinthians 2:10-13 I believe that Paul, the author, writes that because I’m a Christian the Spirit of God is willing to search and reveal to me the thoughts of God as they relate to me. This passage also makes it clear that the Spirit’s parameters for this thought search are to the depths of God pertaining to the things given to us by God.
That is amazing and assuming I understanding it correctly then any of my lackluster faith cannot be blamed on God. In Jeremiah 29:13-14 God makes it clear that “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you”.
I think it is God’s intention and for my benefit, that I continually search for and by God’s grace discover faith. There are many ways to explore for faith and I’m hoping that here on Facebook we can share in our journeys towards discovery of faith. My plan is to write once a month and I’m hoping some readers will consider what I write and comment as they see fit. My dream is that we all settle in to relationships with Jesus that unsettle any sense that we’ve “Been there, done that, got the T-shirt”.
If faith is a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8) shouldn’t I just be happy with whatever amount I have?