Anna (to Nan): So, there was this man who did not like Jesus. He put people in jail if they talked about Jesus. Then, a bright light made him not see. Then, he loved Jesus.
Nan: Are you talking about the Apostle Paul?
Anna: You KNOW that story?
It’s kind of like that song re-make that your kids are surprised you know. ‘Cause, it’s like a re-make.
But, I do love hearing stories from the Bible told by my children. So, one day, they will not only know that story, it will be written on their hearts.
To always be reminded of His faithfulness.
Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation. Joel 1:3
I asked John Henry last night what he is learning or wants to learn about God right now. His answer?
“What is faith?” I asked him.
“I don’t really know,” he said.
So, I explained to him “the substance of things hoped for and evidence of things not seen” in terms his six year old mind can understand.
Several years ago, my dad gave me a book called The Real Faith by Charles S. Price. Price states, “You can’t have faith without results any more than you can have motion without movement.”
I fail to walk in this kind of faith every day. Sorry to disappoint. But, I have learned a key to my faith life is my talk life. That’s right. My talk life. Joshua 1:8 says “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.” Both scripture and human experience teaches us the power of our words. So, when our hearts are full of God’s Word, then we are always armed and ready to encounter any threat to our faith.
Whether it’s bad news or a just a bad day.
My talk life and faith life aren’t perfect. But, I know the more I fall in love with His Word, the more I will walk by faith.