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Is your Faith Dry? Let Oklahoma Water Your Faith!

Posted on May 21, 2013 in General Ministry, Management, MMI, Patient Stories, Volunteering | 0 comments

We serve an all loving and caring God. That being said, He has given humans on earth the ability to make their own decisions, good and bad. When a tragedy like what happened in Oklahoma, many ask where was God during this devastation? The answer is…..He was right there, and still is.

A good example of this was when David committed adultery with Bathsheba and opened his family up to devastating results from sin. His family was wrought with deceit, and it even led to his own son, Absalom seeking to lead an army to kill him. All of this lead to David’s faith being challenged and in his own words….”Dry”. Devastation can do that to us all. People in Oklahoma are devastated and longing for God’s presence. Just as David did, we can find God and soul reunification during tragedies like this.

How do we do this? Focus on God, not your situation. In Texas, we might use the term “think about his for a while” or “ponder” on the subject. However you wish to do it, focus on God, not the tragedy. It is not really in our control to understand why tragedies happen, but it may very well be God challenging us to wake up and talk to Him! Use your time of discussion with God to reset your compass and bring God back into focus in your actions.

We all will face times of tragedy, some may lose a family member, others may lose their job, still others may just become lost and lose their moral compass. The great news is there is an answer, and it can be found while having a one on one discussion with God. He even helped us by sending Jesus to provide a guide to how we are to live our lives. Love one another, sacrifice for one another, and put the needs of others before our own. This is happening in real life in Moore, Oklahoma as people are dropping everything to search and hopefully rescue the poor people that were in the path of these horrific storms. Many of us were blessed to not have been impacted physically by the tragedy, but most have been impacted mentally by the sight of this incredible devastation.

Let’s take this time of tragedy and begin to water our faith with God’s input. Seek out His guidance, spend time with the one who is in total control. That is no way means He will not continue to challenge us with future tragedies, but in the end, the tragedy is a difficult experience, but our faith is actually what will be tested. Let’s not let these challenges knock us off our passion for God and to use the gifts He has provided to help those in need and bring honor to the blessings God has provided each of us.

It is now time to use this rejuvenation of faith to go make a difference in the lives of those around you. God has already provided for the people in need…..YOU and the gifts and blessings you have been given. We are on this planet a very short time, but the impact we make is a “tryout” for the all-knowing and all-loving God we serve. How you are to use these gifts is really up to you, but take the time to ask God to water your faith and provide the guidance to utilize your gifts to their potential.