Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Faith


I have been thinking a lot about faith lately. It feels like there is some magic formula God has not given me yet. I want to move forward. I want to be steadfast in my faith but somehow it seems to elude me over and over. I have this general sense of fear when I walk around. I don’t feel grounded at all right now.

This morning I received an email from a friend who I haven’t talked to in a while. She said that she had asked God for someone to pray for and she sensed God put me on her heart. She had a vision that was very powerful and meaningful for me. I believed her and I believed God can and did do that for me. He spoke to me in a powerful way – that is enough faith for today.

But God didn’t stop there. My friend Lisa did a blog post about my blog. She talked about the title. The title comes from the message version of Matthew 11:28 and I hung on to that when I went through a crisis of faith 5 years ago. I am not necessarily tired of religion but I am tired of myself. I am tired of trying and striving for things that are empty and have no meaning.

There’s no magic formula. Just the unforced rhythms of grace.

2 comments:

mom_of_3 said...

yeah.

RosalieG said...

Misty we all have slumps and need a reboot now and then. Don't be hard on yourself. The reason Christians (as the Apostle Paul) learn contentment, is they hold fast to underlying faith they know is there even when they can't feel it and in due time they are lifted up. I hope you can do that - hang on to what you have been taught.