Saturday, October 15, 2011

The role of faith

It is through faith that a righteous person has life Romans 1:17

I woke up this morning thinking about God. This is normally my first waking thought. How can I NOT think about Him, when He's given me a restful night and the day's dawned with light, birdsong and beauty? How can I not appreciate the fact that I still have all my senses to appreciate His wonderful creation?

In everything I do, I have complete and utter faith in God. I'm not silly about it; I'm a practical person when it comes to putting my faith into action. And, ironically I cannot have faith in God without His help. Every day I ask Him to strengthen  my faith. I also ask Him for the wisdom to know what  He wants me to do, say and be.

There is no other way to be renewed by God; the role of faith is central. My spiritual renewal began with faith when I began seeking God and surrendered to Him.

Each  key to spiritual renewal requires faith. There is no magical formala for this; it's a daily act of trusting God enough to surrender my will and my life to Him. I also ask Him daily for spiritual renewal. Why not? I ablute every day. I shower, wash and dry my hair, and put on new (clean) clothes. That's why I ask God to clothe my spirit anew every day.

By doing this I put my hand in the hand of the all-powerful God, who promises never to forsake me and love me no matter how unlovable I may feel.

Hope you're having blessed and enjoyable weekend.



  1. Excellent reflections on living the life of faith! So "on target". Thanks for the reminder.

  2. I am happy when life is good to me, with or without faith.

  3. Beautifully said, Jo.
    It isn't easy to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, but it is certainly the best way.
    (Now, tell me, I have never seen the verb "ablute" before. Is it used in South Africa? The noun "ablution" is familiar to me, of course, but I've never heard of such a verb. I even looked it up, and can't find it. If you just made it up as you were writing this post, good for you! I love inventing new words.)

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. My faith is so important to me too! Hugs xx

  5. Beautiful words, and such a gorgeous photo to accompany them. Makes me want to drive up the West Coast today!

  6. Thank you for these inspiring words, Jo. I confess that I often take God for granted. You have motivated me to wake up and think of Him first, to praise Him and thank Him for all his blessings and to help me live that day in a way that is pleasing to Him.

  7. May I have your permission to save this beautiful photo in My Pictures on my computer?

  8. Wonderful post Jo so great and what a reminder to us all!



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