Monday, February 27, 2006


Shash's post got me thinking...

Having faith:
Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. Loyalty to a person or thing;
The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will.
A set of principles or beliefs.

I have probably said in a previous blog, maybe, that we have really grown in our faith this past year, and even more since the beginning of this year. Our last real paycheque was in the second week of January and then Mr. Bus Driver got a check for less then a week of work in February.

Let me tell you, we prayed hard and had faith that the mortgage was going to be paid, and it was. I don't know why I should find this amazing since God just takes care of us. Why is it so hard to understand?

Anyhow, that was my rabbit trail. I found a scripture while reading the Bible tonight. I love this, found in 2 Peter 1:

3 As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness!
4 And by that same mighty power, he has given us all of his rich and wonderful promises. He has promised that you will escape the decadence all around you caused by evil desires and that you will share in his divine nature.
5 So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life. Then your faith will produce a life of moral excellence. A life of moral excellence leads to knowing God better.
6 Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness.
7 Godliness leads to love for other Christians,[c] and finally you will grow to have genuine love for everyone.
8 The more you grow like this, the more you will become productive and useful in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 But those who fail to develop these virtues are blind or, at least, very shortsighted. They have already forgotten that God has cleansed them from their old life of sin.

This scripture just shows us that faith is what matters the most. Without faith, we really have nothing. Everything stems from that, how can we love our neighbours, christian or not, if we don't have a solid faith in God? We are humans after all and things can bug us. That is why we need to have the exemplary life, knowing God better, having self-control, patience, godliness, the love for all others. These are what we need to be striving for.

It's late, I am going to bed.

Goodnight all.


  1. That's great! It sounds like you have a sermon in your pocket....


  2. Hey Shash,
    Yeah, but I am still working on that whole talking in front of other people...(read - not in front of strangers...yet...)

  3. sounds like it is time for a "S-T-R-E-T-C-H"