Wednesday, February 24, 2010

By Faith

My husband and I have been recently discussing some possible changes in our lives.  Unfortunately we can't see into the future and that makes planning and decision making least for me.  So we've been talking about making a decision in faith.  I'm sure so many of you have made these kinds of decisions before, took that leap trusting God will catch you. But for some reason, I'm having a hard time with it. I know that God loves me and has a plan for me but I also think "why should God help us out with our needs when so many are suffering and we have it so much better than so many people?" But then I saw a few verses yesterday that hit me....

Ephesians 2:8-9

8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

I've heard this many times so much so I could probably say it with out reading it. But the word that hit me today was boast.  We are put here to glorify the name of God, which means when we step out on faith and God comes through we give him the glory and spread the good news of what He has done.  When I take decisions on myself and things work out do I give God the glory...hmmmm?  So maybe God would rather me step out on faith so that I boast in Him and the awesome provisions He has "planned for me to do long ago."  Let go and Let God....


  1. I hear you about stepping out in faith. It is always easier (for me) to step out in faith when we see where our feet will land. But I guess that is why it requires faith to step out. Praying for you.