Thursday, November 12, 2009

Faith like a child


There always seem to be recurring themes in my life. Usually they come out of a song. For a while my theme was Hands and Feet by Audio Adrenaline then I moved to Legacy by Nichole Nordeman. Now I seem to be coming back to basics. I long to come with “faith like a child.” I long to have the faith in prayer that Moves Mountains!

A while ago I saw a documentary called Finger of God. In this, there was a missionary that would literally have small children (even ones who didn’t even know God yet) pray for healings. It was amazing to watch this. What is it about childlike faith that creates this. Are we too old or too smart to truly come to God like a child?

I’m not sure if I will ever get to the point of complete and total dependence, but I will sure try. I am going to start small (but important) and build up speed as I go along.

Step 1: The My Money Trap

 Painful Headache

Living in the northeast money really does have a hold on us. The pressure is amazing, and it’s easy to overlook it. You can struggle against it, but it really is a struggle. Money is everything, gives everything. Money can set your status, and take it away, money can even define your self esteem. Now, we all know this is wrong. But how do we let go of this hold deep in our hearts.

I am going to start by remembering that it is NOT my money, never was and never will be. God has given me this money to be a good steward of. God has given me the job that pays me His money. I have always known this, but do I really live it? No. Today I start living without My Money. Does this mean living in poverty? No. What about extravagance? No. It will be a balance.

  • Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

    For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    This verse is used often, but there are many occasions in the bible where God tells us that he desires us to prosper.

    How then, do we know how to be a proper steward of God’s money? It’s actually pretty simple, following through will be the hard part.

  • Jeremiah 10:21 NIV

    The shepherds are senseless and do not inquire of the Lord; so they do not prosper and all their flock is scattered.

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV

    pray continually

  • So, here I go, off to pray over purchases. When I buy jeans I will pray, or when I buy different groceries I will pray. I will no longer be the senseless consumer. Let’s see where it goes from here.

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