Did you know that our personal convictions make a difference in how we do life? The scriptures say that God has given us all ‘a measure of faith’. And the most amazing thing about this faith is that it could be a small as a mustard seed.
The love God has for us and His existence, help us through trials. This faith shows people that if we can make it through hard trials they can too. When we live in a place of grace we are able to access the strength that comes from Jesus. Implementing self care into my own health care practices is my way of acknowledging the love that God has for me. The Lord is not looking for restless and robotic workers, His hope is that we know that He is the God of grace.
The Lord is attentive to every detail of our lives. And our faith can be used in places where we normally would use our own strength. When we cannot see the future, we can use our faith to tap into what God sees and desires to communicate with us; through visions and dreams, the Scriptures and/or promptings. These experiences encourage and strengthen us because it is God’s love for us at work; as the scriptures say, His grace is sufficient.
In order to be effective Christians, we must know the balance in serving others and living our daily lives. Our first ministry is family, and sometimes we neglect this ministry because we want to do it in our own strength. It’s necessary to invite the Lord into our daily lives, so that we are in balance and not burn out.
We can also use our faith to remember the Lord’s faithfulness to us, when we think we will sink. The times of spiritual intimacy we’ve had with the Lord help us overcome trials. His desire is that we, as His children, look to please him even if we have challenges and look for Him to help, when we do face them!
We may not be perfect or always live by God’s standards but knowing that God has a plan for me helps me overcome guilt and shame. When we make mistakes or willfully choose the wrong path, knowing God forgives us enables us to get back up from the floor.
Are you using your faith? To apply to that job? To ask that girl out? To start that ministry or that business? Or simply to lift up a prayer?
I realize God has treated me with undeserved grace, and so I tell each of you not to think you are better than you really are. Use good sense and measure yourself by the amount of faith that God has given you. Romans 12:3