Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Other Side....Where's Your Faith?

There is a miracle mentioned throughout the gospels, but it wasn't until recently that I realized that the miracle is not the main point. Do you remember the time Jesus calmed the wind and the sea when he was in the boat with his disciples? Do you remember what Jesus told them before they set sail? He told them to get into the boat, that they were going to other side. We find out that Jesus was asleep when the storm arose. His disciples let their faith be overtaken by their fear to the point, that they forgot that Jesus told them they were going to other side. When they awoke him, he calms the storm and then turns to them asks them, "Where is your faith?"

What is the purpose that God has given you in your life? I know what he has called me to do, and yet, when life's storms blow my way, I start to freak out and allow my faith to be overtaken by fear. Why is this? I don't have the answer to that, except for the fact that we need to believe what Jesus has told us, "we are going to other side". He doesn't say how long it will take or how things will fall into place. We just have to continue to follow and worship him daily. We need to keep our eyes set on the other side, and take the storms that life sends not as obstacles but as building blocks.

Just because it may seem that Jesus is asleep, we must realize that by him dying for us on the cross and preparing the way for eternal life, he has done everything for us. We need not to seek signs and wonders as the disciples did in order for our faith to remain intact. Instead we need to hold on to what Jesus has already done and said, and keep moving forward. Remember, faith is not believing in something we can see, but in the things that are unseen. I welcome your thoughts and experiences on this topic, because it something that I struggle with on a daily basis.

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