By Faith

Sitting on the porch, oil lamp lit, soft glow and a sense of the presence of the Lord. It seems almost impossible that one can have such peace in the midst of so many things going on.

Yet that is exactly the way things have been in my life lately. The Lord enables me to live and walk in the real world, not as some “spiritual giant” who never has any “problems” with that silly grin on his face, that mask that says everything is ok when it isn’t.

I think in life we are always going to face challenges, battles, and obstacles. Again, it is how we deal with them that matters and they produce character and faith to trust in God. It is an act of faith, of believing, of trusting, of overcoming. By faith, we are made strong in Him whom we believe.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the word of God. As we spend time in the word, as we spend time in His presence, that is the time when we learn to become like Him. The more time we spend with the Lord, the more we become like Him and take on His character. That we are being transformed into a new creation even as He reveals Himself to us.

It is relational. It is getting to know Him. May we ever draw close to the Lord and find our strength in Him!

Till later,

Paul

Originally shared in 2004, the beginning of my present journey, The Father has brought me a long way and we still have miles to go 🙂

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