The joy of faith is contagious. Each day it comes like the light of God which shines brighter and brighter. In short, it’s our daily bread dished out for us to taste its sweetness. This heavenly delicacy which is sweeter than honey accompanies us on our faith journey. Faith is a free and everlasting gift with no limits. It’s special and supernatural. Supremely, it’s like heaven on earth while we go through its fields picking beautiful flowers. This journey is by the loving care of our Physician of Souls, who dwells on high. In our divinely orchestrated world we move independently with a special passion, walking by faith, and not by sight. Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890), a major Dutch Post-Impressionist painter professed, “I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.” Van Gogh was talking about God’s goodness and guidance in his faith walk. So why shouldn’t we do the same?
A Joyful Witness
Let your shout for joy penetrate the night air. Be happy when you witness by showing an attitude of thanksgiving to our Savior who’s loving and just. God is our bread and feeds us with an abundance of blessings. For our benefit he has bestowed us with the gift of knowledge. As a testament to such a gift innovators have invented engines and machines which make our lives more enjoyable. Daily, God’s sustenance continues to fascinate our souls. We are able to journey from place to place through life with confidence, patience and perseverance. In doing so, we relentlessly storm heaven with prayers for the good things and benefits of life. These prayers bring relief to souls unable to find life’s blessings and satisfaction.
The Journey of Faith
An America professor of Internet Law at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Johnathan Zittrain (b. 1969) remarked, “If you entrust your data to others, they can let you down or outright betray you.” In modern society which depends on the flow of data, Zittrain’s statement is sensible. In the Internet world there are instances of concern about security, but whatever we do, we have to trust others, and have faith they will do what’s in our best interest. Being able to trust is important for the proper functioning of our society. This task is never easy, but depends on faith, for he’s the true bread of life, in whom, we depend for sustenance. In his gifts we rejoice.
Christians grow in faith through their Church. By this gift they are better and look forward to the day when they will gain heavenly crowns. These authentic Christians are rich in wisdom and display grace. Their love is known in the world. Their security is abundant since their souls are at peace. They are healed, fruitful, and blessed. They are shining lights to all men and women.
A Chinese philosopher, poet and founder of Taoism, Lao Tzu (604 B.C.–531 B.C.) observed, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” This expression is faith-filled because such accomplishments may not necessary come in the form of mountains, or leaps and bounds, but like a little mustard seed that grows abundantly.
A Flicker of Light
John 5:35 stated, “He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for awhile in his light.” It takes is a flicker to illuminate a dark pathway. This is the essence of faith that brings light in our lives. Truly, light enlightens our darkest deeds. This may be demonstrated by how we care and treat God’s creation which is a special gift to us.
In modern society we live in the comfort of our home and enjoy family life. Nor must we forget once our earthly journey is complete we look forward to the beauty and prestige of God’s Heavenly Kingdom. What a joyful day it will be when we pass through the spiritual gates of acceptance. But now we must tend to the welfare of souls amongst us. Let us delight and have a dialogue with souls yearning to be set free to ascend to heavenly places. This is why each Sunday on every continent Christians flock to churches to be invigorated in their ongoing mission of faith.