Sunday, April 27, 2014

FAITH AND ELECTRICITY

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every 
situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, 
present your requests to God.  And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding, will guard your 
hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
(Philippians 4:6-7)

Two friends and I have been engaged in a very thought provoking Bible study entitled Soon to be a Major Motion Picture, by Donna Partow.  It has really challenged me to look at the drama I create when I allow my thoughts to run away with me, and see how the resulting turmoil is a product of what I tell myself as my mind interprets my circumstances.  It is never the actual circumstance that is to blame.

So when one of these friends shared the question (from another Bible study), "Do you really believe that what you say you really believe is really true," it made me stop and think.   With my mouth I declare that I really believe God is in control and that He can be trusted to do what He says He will do, but is that what my thoughts and actions convey?

As long as there is drama and turmoil playing in my mind, I am not acting on what I say I believe.  True faith is like the flick of the switch that turns the lights on.  You don't have to know all about electricity, or understand why and how it works to make it happen. All you need do is trust and obey.