by Macy Johnson
“By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command,
so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
(Hebrews 11:3 NIV)
“We don’t need one of those,” my husband said. Retirement has put us in a new world and given us new mindsets. When we were both employed we needed more stuff, or we thought we did.
The price of gasoline exploded and is continuing to rise. Trips to the grocery store are less frequent and the supplies list is dwindling. Jeff says our faith is being urged up a notch or two every day.
“A greedy man stirs up dissension,
but he who trusts in the Lord will prosper.
He who trusts in himself is a fool,
but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.”
(Proverbs 28:25,26 NIV)
Now, more than ever, children of God are called to stop and think before they make a decision. The world is watching. Countries at war are watching. Enemies are watching. God is watching. We must ask ourselves, “Am I acting out of faith or fear? Do I really trust God to provide for all my needs?”
The COVID-19 pandemic opened a nasty can of worms. After being deprived of joy and plenty for many long months, many of us think we deserve more, better, or different. The truth is we deserve torture and separation from our Creator. Our only Hope is in Jesus Christ, our Savior from eternal death and from our own selfish thoughts while living on this earth.
I must close my eyes to all the distractions and take one breath, one step at a time as the Holy Spirit leads me. Only then will I live in peace and contentment with myself and my God.
I will walk by faith, not by sight. I hope you will, too!