Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fear & Faith

Have Faith in God  (maroon, blue and red)

A few years back, I delivered a short devotion on fear at our ladies brunch at church. I was up praying, reading and studying each morning. I have such a "Moses syndrome" when it comes to those things. "Lord, I am not an eloquent speaker! Is there anyone else you could use?" But...He gently reminds me of who HE is ....and who I am ~ His vessel, an instument, His servant &....His Beloved. I want nothing more than for Him to use me. And, if he happens to use me in ways that cause discomfort, then so be it. I prayed for His strength ~ and He is always incredibly faithful.

In my reading, one specific theme kept coming to the surface. When faced with fear or a daunting task, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David (and others) moved forward in faith. I truly feel like they were afraid because they were human, like us. But I also see where they went forth in faith because they knew their God.

Oh friends....Do we know our God? Do we know Him well? That's only something we can each answer for ourselves. I know I want to know Him well.......but does my faith reflect that relationship? Something to ponder.

...Without faith, it is impossible to please God,

for he who comes to God must believe that He is

and that He is rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11: 6

Trusting (daily) in the only One who is able ~ Angela


Anonymous said...

AMEN - This goes so well with the song I sang in church today...

SPEAK FOR ME - by Jacqui Velesquez

What a blessing and affirmation from the Lord!

Love you and MISS YOU, friend! - Charity

Leah said...

So good. I have always been able to identify with Moses too. I hate public speaking. Most of the time I don't even like talking on the phone and in a group I'm very quiet. I have very small faith too. sigh... God still has a lot of work to do with me. :)

Ruth said...

I can relate very well. I pray that God will strengthen my faith. It is only through Him that we are able to accomplish what He has for us to do.