Sunday, June 29, 2008

In the Lord do I take refuge
PSALM: 11 verse 1

The writer of the psalm illustrated in his life what it means to have faith. Faith is a complex and many-faceted thing. It is impossible to define to the satisfaction of every person, but illustrations and examples abound in the scriptures and in life. One of the greatest men of faith , George Mueller, said of this facet of the Christian life: "The only way to learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testing."
In one sense of the word, faith is learned. There are those who would question this statement, but there are illustrations in life to back it up. Those who win Olympic medals are more than just gifted athletes. They are dedicated, disciplined, and devoted to their sport or speciality. An Olympic athlete may devote as many as ten or twelve years to training for his or her particular event. Weather, all kinds of obstacles, or disappointments do not keep him or her from training, preparing for victory. In the spiritual realm, too, it takes dedication, discipline, and devotion to develop great faith.
Taken from the book: "Today, Lord, I Will"

1 comment:

Pat said...

Very true Cori. I believe we all have to work at keeping faith. Just as a garden need weeding to stay beautiful so does our soul amd our hearts.

Hope you are having a beautiful blessed Sunday!

Hugs, Pat