Today, our church women gathered for a several hour workshop with the theme,
“God’s Raining Love”
and theme verse:
“Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.” Hosea 10:12
We studied about God’s love and our faith and obedience. The speaker gave several definitions of faith including:
- Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
- Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.
- Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance
The second definition is what stands out to me. I believe that there is a lot of evidence (in several fields of study) that supports the Bible, Christianity, and the fact that there is a God (to read recent debates on this subject; see the comment sections of my blogs here and here). But the reality is; we are not supposed to know all of the answers to all of life’s questions. If we did; that would mean that God would not big enough to be our God. To be completely honest; the fact that I don’t know everything is comforting. Instead, I can rest in the arms of Christ and trust that He has the answers and will guide me along the right path.
I will talk more about the workshop on another day; but for now I am going to share a poem that I wrote today during our quiet prayer time with God.
I have sometimes questioned what I believe.
I have been a doubting Thomas who wished to see.
I have searched for answers, facts, and clues;
When searching for the truth.
The evidence for You is sometimes hard to find.
But other times I would have to be blind;
If I did not acknowledge what
Confirms by faith the Truth.
Here am I Lord; ready to do your will.
I may not understand.
I may not comprehend.
But your will for me is made complete;
Through the love You have given me.