THE PASTORS’ DESK –
I am still digesting Pauline’s sermon last Sunday – “How do you faith?”
In her sermon, she said:
“Christians often understand faith to be a gift and that’s why the concept of having or not having faith. And on some levels, that is true. Faith is a gift. But the problem with that is we think we either have it or we don’t. But faith is not just a gift. Faith, properly understood, is also a verb. On some days, we live out the capacity to trust more completely than others. Faith is something we do. Faith is not something we have with certainty, once and for all, at all times, under all circumstances. Rather, it is something we do, sometimes more easily than others, sometimes more completely than other times. Human frailty rarely allows us more than that. We are all capable of acting faithfully but none of us is faithful always.
In Peter’s case, he faiths quite well for a while when walking on water towards Jesus, then fear takes over. And that happens to the best of us. The question is: how are you exercising the capacity to trust? How are we exercising the capacity to place our lives, our hearts in the hands of God moment by moment? Is there something that comes to your mind while we are talking about this capacity to faith, to trust? Is there an area in your life perhaps that you are struggling to trust God about at this moment? If so, what do you want to do? Do you want to exercise the capacity to faith in God today?
Perhaps it’s not always so easy because the faith journey is different for each of us.”
It is worth reading this sermon again – and if you were not in church last Sunday – go and read it here – https://www.facebook.com/FreeCommunityChurch/posts/731925853589805