let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
Do you not believe and have faith that the waters of the ocean will return to the sandy shoreline each time they retract? Out of the hatched cocoon do you not expect the butterfly to emerge? Do you not have faith that the stop light will return to green after it has changed yellow and red? Do you not have faith that the pedestrian crossing sign will eventually signal the word “walk” after it said “do not walk”? Do you not have faith that the hands on your watch and clock will always run from right to left around in a circle?
Then why do we struggle so hard with our faith in God?
I have shown both natural, God-made examples as well as man-made, God-inspired examples that we naturally and without thought believe will occur without us having to do a thing—yet we frequently doubt what God can do and doubt His omnipresence and omnipotence in our lives.
Why do we think He’s too busy to be concerned with what we’re doing or not? Why do we think He can’t be everywhere at once even after He said it thousands of years ago? Why can’t we believe it when He’s healed people of inflictions at the same time, who were separated by distance of hundreds and thousands of miles? How can my problem be solved in one location at the same time hundreds of millions of other people’s problems are being solved?
We are ignorant to believe that it is merely our doing or even worse, a case of luck.
I don’t believe in luck. I believe in God. I believe in God making things happen when they are supposed to take place and with the depth, breadth, and intensity that He expects. I believe He brings us great fortune and wealth on all levels, not just financially.
Luck is temporal. God is eternal.
If you want to be cleansed from your impurities, from your shame and fear, then you must sincerely seek out and embrace your relationship with God. That is the purest and least complicated relationship you can ever have, yet we complicate it the most. All He expects is that we trust, believe, and obey Him. Why is it some of us are more than eager to give our all to another human but then we ration ourselves to God, who created us?
We’re all works in progress, clay that has some rough patches that God needs to add more water to and mold smoothly into the image He has envisioned. But the process is longer the more we resist. Thank God that He isn’t impatient.
Are you tired of being a mere tenth of what you can be, of what you were created to be? Let’s take the necessary steps towards reaching that level of faith and obedience we’re supposed to have. Are you ready?
Father, another day You have given me to serve You, to share Your Word, to honor my family, to help the least of Your children, and to do so with faith that You will always see me through. Father I ask in Jesus’s name that You cleanse me. Cleanse me like the ocean waves pulling out the impurities and bringing in Your goodness. Remove my fear, guilt, shame, and doubt, and replace them with the joy, strength, and determination that comes from having total confidence in You.
Just as I have faith that as the water of the ocean pulls back from the shoreline, a new wave will roll in—I want that same faith in You and what You can and will do in my life. No matter the circumstances I want to always believe and know that You are right there with a solution, patiently waiting for me to get out of my own way. Keep working on me Father. I love You always. In the Name of Jesus I declare these truths. Amen.
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