Exercising Your Faith Muscle

As Matt and I were on our way to the airport this morning, about to leave of a long weekend trip to visit his grandpa in Tucson, Arizona, there was a message that came on the radio that was right up our alley. The radio personnel was speaking on faith and what it means to truly put all your trust in God. This had been on our heart all week long as we were flying standby to our destination, which means that we can fly for a fraction of the cost but are not guaranteed a seat unless the plane is not full. For most people this uncertainty can cause a sense of insecurity, which leads to worrying, which leads to unneeded extra stress, which is not exactly what the average person envisions their traveling experience to be; Mr. Pomeroy and I included. What we heard on the radio helped to bring true morale to our faith in our God this morning. Faith is not about asking God for something and then getting pouty and upset when it doesn’t pan out your way. Neither is it is asking for something but not truly believing that He has the power to do it, just because it logistically looks impossible. Faith is having a need and asking God for it, knowing that no matter what the odds are He can bring it to pass because He is the almighty God that controls the entire universe!!! Likewise faith is believing and trusting, with all your being, that whatever happens, whether it be what you would like or not, that God’s judgment is far better than your own, and therefore being alright with whatever His final call is on the situation. Knowing that there was a reason for it, that you may or may not understand, but in the end His call was the best possible solution and outcome for that particular situation.  There is so much freedom when you can truly let go of the issue in your life, whether it be something like boarding a standby flight to Arizona or something larger, and give it to God. I know that sounds cliché and is said a lot ,but that’s only because its’ the truth. Yes, we need to do our due diligence, but then we need to hand over the reigns to our Heavenly Father, and let Him take control because after all He is in the drivers seat. So many people are baffled by the fact that Matt and I can travel this way. Even some of our own family members have coined a saying for us for when we travel which is “It’ll all work out.” because we are always saying it, but that’s only because we are growing our faith muscle in God and it really will all work out the way that He plans it to. So speak your faith in Him into existence by prayer, then give it to God and have faith in whatever His ultimate plan may be, whether it goes the way you had asked for or not. Start by doing this with the littlest of things and watch your faith build as you see Him work in the unexpected, beautiful ways that He does, until you find yourself trusting Him for everything in your life, both the big and the small, both the logistically possible and the mind boggling miraculous.

Much Love,

Blair

P.S.  For the friends and family that we had enlisted to pray the 3 S’s with our family  this last week, Matt and I did end up making it to Tucson, AZ  safe and sound.. with not even as much as a bump in the plan.  We even got to sit together the entire way. Yes, our God is SO good!.. but He would still have been just a good whether the trip had turned out this way or a different way. :)

P.S. For the friends and family that we had enlisted to pray the 3 S’s (Safe, Successful and Stress-free trip) with our family this last week, Matt and I did end up making it to Tucson, AZ safe and sound.. with not even as much as a bump in the plan. We even got to sit together the entire way. Yes, our God is SO good!.. but He would still have been just a good whether the trip had turned out this way or a different way. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Exercising Your Faith Muscle

    • Thanks for the support my oldest and dearest friend! We had a wonderful trip visiting with family and making some good lasting memories. I love you and I can’t wait to see you in a couple weeks!!

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