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First it's Shannoning, Next it's Larsoning, Now it's Brianing? Well I am being persecuted to the point that I have to post! So what to post?

29Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

What is faith and why should we need such a thing?
Why do we get up everyday and go to work? Faith? Why do we brush our teeth? Faith? Why do we put on our seatbelt? Faith? Why do we fish? Faith?

We go to work because we believe we are going to get paid.
We brush our teeth because we believe we are going to keep our teeth from rotting out of our mouth.
We put our seatbelt on because we believe it will keep us from getting killed in an accident.
We put a worm on a hook and place it in the water because we believe we will catch dinner.

So, believing is faith. No faith is believing when you have no experience justifying you to believe. Why is Faith important. Because if you don't have Faith you will get a severe disease. This disease goes by a number of names. My favorite, the one that sounds most harmless, is procrastination. Another name for the disease is cowardice, defeatism, "low self-esteem",or just plain debilitating fear. Fear of failure, certainly, but also to some extent fear of success, fear of knowing how much of your life you have squandered. It also masquerades as depression. Or is depression perhaps the root cause of the disease, or the result of the disease? For what can be more depressing, more ego- and soul-destroying, than knowing you know what you need to do but not being able to do it, not having FAITH. Covey calls this disease the urgent/important paradox: That we choose, consistently, even inevitably, to do urgent unimportant things before non-urgent important things, often to the point that the important things never get done. Whatever name you choose to use for the disease is a fair one. It lives up to all these names, in spades.
Step out in FAITH and believe God has called you to do the urgent important things and put them first and you will start to see success.

By the way I am glad I cleared that up with myself...

posted by One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy @ 8:40 PM,


At 12:19 PM, Blogger LunarWorld said...

Another good word. Thanks for finally posting.

With you, it's feast or famine, isn't it?!

At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Jeanette said...

Jesus' disciples walked and talked with him and still didn't believe. Until He proved himself. We believe and haven't seen Him in person. We see Him manifested in the fruit we bear, the blessings we receive, and the Word we have the privelege to soak up everyday.


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