To say you have faith is one thing, to live life with faith is another. This week I have been reading from 1 Peter. I didn't really know much about this book of the bible but read through James and decided to keep going. Well Peter is basically writing to the Jewish Christians who were being persecuted at the time due to their faith in God. Peter eventually would fall as well.
I know many of us will never experience this kind of trial in life but we all will experience difficult decisions, rough relationships, tragic loss, and maybe huge leaps of faith. Reading in 1 Peter starting with verse 6 through 9; "So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while. These trials are only to test your faith, to show that is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold-and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world."
I believe we have all been called to step out in faith, whether it is in your job, your relationships, your finances, etc....We are not called to a life of constant comfort. What is he calling you to be faithful in?
I will be filling you in on our steps of faith in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned.