What is faith, my Lord?June 6, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik
The responses to the questions are my own interpretations and are not the Word of God. It reflects my own internal dialogue and contemplations in prayer in an artistic sense, not an actual conversation or Divine speech.
…..Lord, it’s too hard. Everything is too hard.
My child, My yoke is easy, my burden is light. If anything too too difficult, it means you are not relying on Me enough. (Matthew 11:30)
Help Me help you. Focus on listening to My Spirit in you. I have given you intuition in that Voice in your mind and in your heart. (Romans 8:26)
…..But, Lord, what does that mean? How can I define this guidance?
Oh, my stubborn little sheep, My Spirit needs no defining. Some things in life are not logical in any sense you are capable of handling. One day, you will understand the details. But, trying to get to the numerical answer will cloud you from understanding what I want you to know today. (Proverbs 2)
…..So then, what should I do, Lord?
Seek My love, and love others. It is this act which opens your soul to know what you need to know, and when. See, My Son died for you. This is the ultimate act of love. In His resurrection, He opened the way for you to join Me. Follow in His footsteps, love, and you will see My knowledge come through the gates of the world. (Philippians 1:9-11)
…..Lord, how on earth can I do that? Isn’t that difficult? Doesn’t that bring me back to my original problem?
Well, you are right, My child–there is no way on earth you can accomplish love. I AM love. Which means you just have to submit yourself to Me and let Me do all the hard work. (1 John 4:7-21)
…..But, Lord, giving up control is so, well…hard!
Remember my servant Paul? How he experienced so many troubles? Yet, somehow, he remained zealously faithful to Me. That is because He trusted Me to do the work. The hardest thing I will ever ask you to do is have faith. Evil will throw horrendous obstacles your way. It breaks My heart, and I suffer what you suffer. But, even in these times, all I ask you to do is have faith. (2 Corinthians 11:23-33)
…..I don’t get it, Lord.
Imagine a young sick child. She cannot do anything by herself. What does she do? She trusts her parents to feed her. She trusts them to give her water. She trusts them to take her to the doctor. You see where this is going. Does she ever cry, “Mother, where shall my food come from!”? Does she ever cry, “Father, how will I get to my appointment!”? No! Even if the parents must search high and low for resolution, she herself needs not to worry. Because her parents take care of her. (Matthew 6:9-13)
Now, imagine how much more I, your Heavenly Father, will take care of you? How much more capable of love I AM than any other parent? My child, free yourself from the burden of ‘how.’ (Matthew 7:11)
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. All who have this hope in Him purify themselves, just as He is pure.” 1 John 3:1-3 NIV