This year my One Word is FAITH.
Keep the FAITH?
Did you know the word FAITH is in the Old Testament 2 times? (NKJV)
Did you know it’s in the New Testament 272 times?! (NKJV)
When I chose this word I had it in my head Keep the Faith.
As in have no worries,God has my back. My days are God breathed.
Even in the valleys He has my back. Especially in the valleys.
I am not saying we don’t have free will. I can’t go on a shopping spree when the mortgage is due and then go on to say “Oh. I have FAITH that He will have my back and cover the mortgage.” No. That’s not FAITH, that’s stupidity.
I took a spiritual gifts test online recently. My highest score on the list of gifts? FAITH
Mercy and Wisdom were close behind. But FAITH was out in front.
I have sometimes felt that I had FAITH to a fault.
Can you have too much FAITH? Is it normal to have FAITH?
I FULLY believe He directs my path daily.
I may have a plan of how I think my day should go, but if it is interuppted by a phone call or a drop in friend then THOSE moments are God appointments.
Matthew 17:20 (NIV) He replied, “Because you have so little faith. 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.”
Do I feel this way everyday? No. I have down days. Or months. BUT….I can tell you the days I feel I lack FAITH are the days I KNOW I need to get deeper into the word. Closer to Him. Lacking FAITH, for me, usually means a disconnect from God.
Do you have FAITH of a Mustard Seed? Do you let God guide and lead your day? Or do you let yourself get annoyed when your plan is derailed.