Today I’ve got a devotion running over at Proverbs 31 about money, and what my spending and giving habits revealed about my heart. If you are visiting for the first time after reading that, thanks for joining me today. And welcome to my regular blog readers.
Although my devotion was about money, the deeper lesson for me was about faith. Let me tell you that it took painful and deep honesty to get to a place of admitting my faith wasn’t as strong as I thought it was. I danced around the truth for years because I truly loved God and believed in the absolute truth of Scripture. How could I have alack of faith??
Well, what I learned is you don’t discover the weak areas of anything until pressure is applied. And when the pressure was on me to tithe, my lack of faith in God as my provider was revealed.
Even though it was hard to admit, it was a really good place to be. Honesty always is. Because it was at that place of gut-truth that God could actually start to work on my faith.
Giving hasn’t been the only area where pressure has been applied to my faith. Parenting driving teenagers and now young adults has uncovered some weak areas. Adopting a child whose problems I can’t solve revealed another area that needed attention. The financial crisis a few years ago showed I still had work to do.
Although it’s painful at times, I don’t fear the pressure anymore. Because each time a weak area shows up, and I confess my lack of faith, God shows Himself faithful – usually in a miraculous way. It seems He’s just waiting for me to get to the end of myself so He’s fully got my attention. And each time my faith gets stronger.
So if you are feeling the pressure today, don’t run from it. Turn in to it and confess your lack of faith to Jesus. Ask Him to show Himself faithful and watch what He does. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
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Grace & Peace,