But the fruit of the Spirit is … faithfulness Galatians 5:22-23
My friend always reads the last few pages of a book first. She wants to be sure that she won’t be disappointed by the ending! When I read a book I want to be surprised. I don’t want to know what happens. Part of the fun of a book is the journey that it takes me on. But – I need to trust the author.
When I choose books to read, I often choose based on the person who wrote the book. I like surprises but I want to trust that the experience of reading will entertain, delight and grow me.
My faith is like that. My faith in God intersects my action in the world. Faith allows me step out on the journey. But – I need to trust the author.
Can I embrace my own story despite the uncertainties of my life? I can’t flip to the end and read my final pages or even look ahead to the next chapter. But I can put my faith in the One writing the story.
“To be certain of God is to be certain in all our ways. You never know what a day may bring. This is generally said with a sign of sadness; it should rather be an expression of breathless expectation.” Oswald Chambers
Faith allows me to take life’s uncertainties and live in them boldly. I can trust the God through the plot twists of life because I know He’s writing a good book.
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
I’m praying for my life to be a page-turner. How about you?
Laurie and Betsy