I’m still discovering right up to this moment, that it is only by living completely in this world that one learns to have faith…I mean living unreservedly in life’s duties, problems, successes and failures, experiences and perplexities. In so doing we throw ourselves completely into the arms of God.–Bonhoeffer, from prison awaiting execusion, 1944
Faith isn’t turning a blind eye towards the earth while keeping a cross eye trained on heavenly issues, that’s avoidance. Faith stares the hard moments squarely down and lives into the question, lives into the problem, lives into the area of concern. Faith is being the answer to your own prayer. Faith is walking…site unseen. Faith isn’t waiting on God to work…it’s working and knowing that this is God. That’s what I’m learning today.
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