By Faith Alone

God’s challenge to us is always about following Him in true faith. It shouldn’t be a walk of faith that is “mamby…pamby.” One that is forged on whether we get what we ask for, in the way we want it and at the time we want it to happen. Oftentimes, we pray and then go ahead and think and do things as we see it and leave God’s intervention and authority out of the equation. It’s easy to do, especially when we are laser focused on what we want instead of what God wants for us. So the question is, do we trust God with our lives?

Trust is a major lesson and a difficult one to practice in our faith walk. It requires us to go deep into defining what our relationship to Christ really is. It requires us to center our hope in the assurance of God’s love for us and not a hope of maybe or possibly.

At times I struggle in accepting God’s grace because I know I don’t deserve it. Yet each day I experience that grace and it humbles me. His grace is tenderness which washes over me, increasing and deepening my faith. It reveals a sense of belonging and deeply being loved by someone I cannot see but who sees me. It expands and nurtures my love for Him. I hear God’s voice which says, “I am infinitely tender with you.”

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect.

Shared by Myrna Rodriguez


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