Jul 2, 2009


I haven't had the time to really post a blog about some recent thoughts, and I really don't have the time today since I'm leaving work early to clean the house and run some errands... but I can't not share this, because I think it's depth speaks magnitude.

Do you base your faith on what God does, or who He is?

I so, so wish I had more time to really give this question the attention it deserves, but for now, I'll just share that I'm a bit ashamed to say that because I tend to be human ;), I primarily base my faith on what He does. I'm trying to learn more so that I can be the latter, but until then... it's a struggle.

What about you?


Sarah said...

The sad thing is, sometimes my feelings about God come from what he DOESN'T do - usually, when there is something I want and it isn't happening. You have posted such a great question!

Kitten said...

This is something I struggle with, too. My feelings are very similar to Sarah's. And then I find myself bargaining with God too: "If you do this I'll do that!" That sort of thing. I used to do it all the time, but not so much any more.

Amanda said...

Very inspiring thoughts. I heard a sermon by Francis Chan about a month ago where he talked about this. And I've been pondering it ever since. One of the things he said was that by nature, God is fair. Not because of what He does... but because of who He is. Whatever he decides to do is fair because He's the one who decides it. Life-altering when you really stop to think about it.

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub