Word of the Week: Faith
What is faith? Belief? Faith is so much more than believing in God. It's a gift of motivation and fortitude of spirit. It's waking up in the morning and facing the day with strength and calm. It's enduring the ups and downs of life with poise and confidence, because we know that God is here for us. Faith is such a gift that Matthew 4:19 speaks of God's wish for us to come to Him, as well as His wish for us to spread His word to others.
“Come, follow Me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
The Craft of Faith is a great way to start a conversation with children about what it means to love God. This topic is hard for a lot of children, and many have difficulty in grasping what it means to be a Christian. Just as stories in the Bible may be parables for our modern daily lives, the crafts in the Craft of Faith are parables for what faith is and means.
Our word of the week this week is Faith. What does it mean to you? How does it make you feel? How does your faith effect your life? When I think about my faith, I'm always drawn to this passage from 2 Corinthians:
2 Corinthians 5:7
7 For we live by faith, not by sight.
These are some ways I've found to bring my faith into my life:
- Give sincere thanks to God each day. By recognizing his role in our daily lives, we become more aware of how our faith shapes our world around us.
- Treat others with the same love as Jesus. Faith in our righteous path is best shown through faithful actions. Love thy neighbor.
- Never stop being amazed. The world is wonderful, beautiful creation of God. Don't let daily annoyances cloud your vision of the astounding beautiful and marvel of His creation.