But God- Not Enough Faith?

Greetings,

But God Image_Color_CrossWe will continue on talking about faith. Last time we talked about the truth that Jesus is faith personified and that based on the reality that He lives in us, we always have enough faith. We still need to choose to let Him live through us and walk in faith, BUT, faith is never lacking. In this issue we want to talk about why it sometimes feels like we don't have enough faith. I want to offer three of the possible reasons.

First, we are counting on our feelings to tell us the truth. Faith is not a feeling. All too often we give our emotions the final say on whether or not something is true. Remember, we must live with the commitment that the truest thing is what God says.

Second, in practice, faith is like a muscle. If you're not in the habit of exercising it, it will feel weak. The more you use it, the more confident you will become in walking in faith. That brings us to the third reason. Often when I feel like I need more faith, I need to ask myself who or what is the object of my faith? For instance- I have a sofa. I have never questioned whether the sofa would support me or not, I just plop down. I also have an antique chair that we don't use for sitting, it is too old and fragile. I would never plop down in it. I would sit very carefully and not get too relaxed. Sometimes I find myself in circumstances where, without knowing it, I see God like I do the antique chair. The object of my faith might not be up to the job at hand of supporting me. In other words, even though I know better, emotionally I have a small God, so I need lots of faith. As I realize that error in my thinking, and agree with His word that 'greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world', then I can plop all my cares, anxieties, hurts, and my whole life into His loving, capable hands. He is God....and He is Good! All the time.

Blessings,

Thomas

Thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

 

If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?” Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. In every new ScentBlocker jacket there is a laminated waterproof pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our business!

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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