Sunday, August 21, 2011

Note To Self #3: Step Out On Faith

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

There have been times in my life when I have not been able to see how I could take another step. I just knew I had to take it. To put one foot in front of the other, and, well, trust God. Trust that I'd make it through that proverbial dark night of the soul. And I think that's how it is from time to time for a lot of people; when things are not working the way we know they should. We have no other option but to just step out on faith, even if, or especially when, we think we can't go any further. When we may want to take the high road but the direction isn't actaully clear, there's no signage to take this path or that one, to stay the course or turn left or right. When that hope or dream falls out of reach, when it seems we are in our most vulnerable place, or life appears most uncertain. Those are the times that faith is most needed.  

Fatih in God enables us to look at things that look terrible and see hope, to look past the horror and see holiness, to confront the forces of fear with the grace of God. The moments in life call upon us to have an irrevocable confidence in God are great teachers and infuse light into our darkest hours and assurance in the human soul. The whole arc of possibilities become possible, to him that believes. Faith. The substance of things hoped for. The evidence of things unseen. Imagine that.

 "...Walk By Faith, Not By Sight". 2 Corinthians 5:7

"...without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him". Hebrews 11:6

Word of the Day- Faith
 noun \ˈfāth\
plural faiths \ˈfāths, sometimes ˈthz\
1   allegiance to duty or a person : loyalty fidelity to one's promises; sincerity of intentions
2   belief and trust in and loyalty to God; complete trust
3   something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially a system of religious beliefs on faith : without question <took everything he said on faith>

The Book List

  • A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson
  • Anna Cara, John O'Donohue
  • As A Man Thinketh, James Allen
  • Edinburgh Lectures, Thomas Troward
  • Feeling is the Secret, Neville Goddard
  • Gof I Am, From Tragic to Magic, Peter O. Erbe
  • Rising in Consciousness, Joel Goldsmith
  • Take the Risk, Ben Carson
  • The Infinite way, Joel Goldsmith
  • Three Magic Words, U.S Andersen
  • Your Invisible Power, Genevieve Behrend

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