How do we give testimony to our faith? Let’s count the ways.
I have often returned to the past to remember those pivotal moments when I found God working in my life. All of us have our own accounts. We may have been seized dramatically from the jaws of death (as I was…..another story) ; or more often, through many subtle interventions that leave us to scratching our heads, wondering where we should send the thank you card. If we stop long enough in the accounting we will know where. There are so few “accidents” in life’s plan.
I challenge any of us to assess where we are in that journey to God’s heart, or ever count it finished. Rather, it is a process that continues even beyond the days of our lives. God is never through with his challenges… nor will he ever give up on bringing us back to center with large and small blessings.
We might wonder, then, if there is not a danger in building our faith primarily upon those miracles and a “Show me something else” mentality; even to the extent of becoming jaded. We must never qualify God on what He does on any human scale.
We can be sure that we can never be a “completed work”. Further, He will never deprive us of that glorious anticipation for what is next.
My conclusion then; that God knows all too well that we have short memories. And, often our faith waivers with the tide.
Our belief then, is based upon the hope that He is never finished with us. And, the fact that we will always fall short of ever knowing the scope of His creativity.
This builds direction and purpose into our lives as we wait for His next move.