Path of Faith

Writing devotions can be challenging. What can I write that hasn’t been written better somewhere else? I think that’s the reason many people don’t want to take on the task. But it’s okay! Sharing the stuff that touches our heart is important too. Often I read something and immediately think, “I want everyone in my community to read this.” And that’s what I have for you today.

Take these words by Steve Garnaas-Holmes and ingest them, write them on your heart, put them on repeat in your mind. Because it’s true, God does believe in you.

This is how they will know you are my disciples,
if you love each other.
— John 13.35

The path of faith
is not just to believe in God
but to live as if you do:
to love the loveless; to pour yourself out as light;
to forgive fearlessly; to listen deeply;
to be humble, knowing you are held
in the highest regard in the halls of heaven,
to give exceedingly, knowing you receive more;
to feed the hungry, remembering your hunger;
to act for justice boldly, having been been set free.
It is to trust God in the awfullest times,
and to see God even in the worst of yourself.
It is to see God and to seek God in the plainest things,
the beautiful and the hard, the welcome and the strange.
It is to move out of your little circle of light
knowing when you step into the darkness
the light will come with you.
It is to love without judgment or exception,
knowing that is how you are loved.
The path of faith is not just to believe in God
but to reach out to what you believe to be God.
It is to entrust yourself to the One who believes in you,
and who loves the whole world,
and to become that One, who is already one with you.
The path of faith is to become the love God has for you
which is for all the world.
May it be so.

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow at 10:00 am as we gather to worship, praise, thank and remind one another of how much God loves us. It won’t be the same without you.

*And if you think perhaps you ought to take up the practice of writing a devotion every month or so, then I think you should do it! Contact Lois and she’ll tell you everything you need to know.

Grace be with you,

Vikki

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