I hope you had a lovely Christmas! I certainly did…It seems to have been a lot quieter this year! Christmas day aside, I find it is important to remember why we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus and how we let His life impact ours. I was reading my Bible this morning and came across a verse that really encouraged me through my teens and tough times in general:
Matthew 17:20 NIV
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
I read the verse and immediately began thinking about how much I believe I can do. Yes I believe in God and miracles but I started to question how much I live that faith. How do I know I have the faith if I have never been in a sitation that required a supernatural faith to get me through?
Now there are some situations and seasons I have been in where I know that of my own strength I would have given up. However I don’t want to only live by faith sometimes, I want everyday to be a faith day…So what does that mean? I never want to be too scared to act when I know I am right. I want to pursue my dreams and passions with a boldness that inspires others. I want to live such a wise and proactive life that even if I died unexpectedly, I lived to my full potential.
Increasingly faith is being used as just a word. People say they have faith but their actions are largely driven by fear. I am not saying we should never be scared. No. Instead I believe that we should let our faith overcome our fear. Emotions are fickle. We need to develop a faith and resolve that drives us when we cannot drive ourselves. I find my resolve in God.
Lets not let 2012 be another year of time being stolen by fear.