Hey Ladies and Gents,
I can not believe we are in the last month of the year! I don’t know about you but 2016 was very interesting to say the least. I don’t know about you but my faith was definitely tested this year!
At times it is easier to say we trust God, but when trials and tribulations come our way, our actions prove otherwise! I don’t know if you have children or have ever been around them, but they are one of the most trusting people you will ever meet in life.
One of my favorite things to do with young children, although it’s not advised, is throwing them mid-air and catching up. I realized that the younger the child, the more trusting, fearless and peaceful they appear to be in the air. It seems like they are actually enjoying themselves. I realized they are not concerned or even aware of the possibility of falling, not being caught or sustaining injuries. Their focus is on the one who threw them up in the air and their excitement and peace comes from their trust in the one who is going to catch them. However, older children don’t seem to enjoy this game. The older they get the more they become aware of the SAME possible dangers that has always been there. And instead of focusing on the one who will catch them, their focus shifts to the dangers around them.
The Holy Spirit reminded me that many of us are like the older children. When we first come to Christ our faith and trust in him is fearless and peaceful, but as we grow in Him and the storms of life rages we become aware of the same dangers that has always been and we forsake the childlike faith we once had.
Recently, one of my favorite ministers, Ashley Gray, published her first book And He is Good. This book encourages, challenges, and reminds us of the childlike faith we once had and how to cultivate it back!
So I encourage you to get this book and remind yourself of the faith you once had and how to build upon it! A link to purchase the book will be down below.
So until next time, grow in your faith and be encouraged!