Posted by: mikenicholsblog | September 24, 2009

faith … center stage

Today. It’s the day that will bring a new set of challenges. I am sure some of you feel like you have already had enough for one week. A week that is barely half over.  For me, the journey this week has been one adventure after another. My suitcase has still not arrived (nor my phone charger), the computers have been offline at work, and although I could continue, we’ll leave it at that. Your week probably is very similar. So how does our faith show itself strong when the days tend to sap energy from us? It is my firm conviction that the daily issues become great venues for showing that a relationship with Christ works. However, I must confess that the challenges sometimes take center stage and my faith gets pushed off stage.

Psalm 19:14
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer.

Preparation for the day is key in letting our faith be pleasing to the Father. There is a direct correlation between how I seek the Lord, and how I handle the daily adventures. The psalmist shows us the desire we should all seek. When our mouths and hearts are pleasing to the Father, those around us will see a better picture of how faith works.

How is your preparation for each day? Is there a pattern of seeking, or do journey issues take center stage? Since daily challenges will never go away, a logical conclusion for each of us is to prepare our hearts to be pleasing to the Father, and then just let Him use us. Your world today needs to see biblical faith center stage.

None of us are sure just how the opportunities of today will be used by the Father. I can’t fix my yesterdays, but today is new and within my grasp. Someone will need what you have to offer because of your faith. Prepare with a heart that is seeking the Father, and the words will be pleasing.

James 4:17-18
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace- loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.

The wisdom of the Father is available to those who seek Him. Today you can live out the scripture above, and then smile at the challenges God has used for His glory. Forget yesterday and live today.

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Responses

  1. Just what I needed today Mike, Thank you!
    9-24-09


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