The solitude of the forest offers a companionship only few experience. To be alone is not lonely; to be by myself is not to be alone. A twig breaking reminds me that I am walking in this place not made with hands; in this place, I call home…Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path (Psalm 119:105 NIV)
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32 NIV)
When someone is born again, he or she is excited for the moment as a babe in Christ. For a while, this zeal carries them to places they have never been.
Then, as they begin to grow in this new creation, they start to find out that they are not so ready for the Truth that varies from what they believe. They have a Savior, but letting go of themselves and accepting the Truth as Lord of their lives becomes a daily struggle as the old self and the new self war daily with each other.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
I encourage you to read the 11th chapter of Hebrews. Repeatedly, it is written, “By Faith…” not by sight or understanding. God’s definition of faith is noted in the first verse.
“Without faith, it is impossible to please God…” How many prayers ask God to “show me…”? What about walking by faith, not by sight? What about trusting in the Lord with all your heart and not leaning to your own understanding?
If you read the Good Book, even for a short while, you will pick up on the fact that “Faith” is key to a relationship with God. Like a child, God wants us to trust Him. Trust with a child-like faith. Selah!