Monday, April 13, 2009

A Faith left Behind...

When I became a new creation in Christ I left a whole life behind, a whole person.  I think that person is the hardest friend to stop talking to and interacting with.  The foundation of my faith is Christ, and there is no deviation in this fact for any person who considers them self a Christian.  "For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 3:11.  One thing I often think about is the faith I based my old life upon.  "Now Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen" Hebrews 11:1.  I think that often before being reborn in Christ, and sometimes after, we have a very diluted understanding of faith, that faith is hoping that what we want to happen, happens.  This is the "faith" I constantly relied upon.  As anyone who knows me or Christ understands that this concept is completely proven to fail time and again.  Personally, I thank God daily that i was able to leave this "faith" behind, and when it comes down to it, every person has or had this "faith" and also understands that it falls short.  Fact is Christ doesn't fall short and never will.  The person who I was talking about earlier is dead, I am alive, the man who has favor in Gods sight, who hungers and thirsts for righteousness, and desires to serve and please God.  My Faith is that of God, the author of our faith and creator of this universe.  This is the Faith that satisfies. 

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