Thursday, July 31, 2008

My God, not my faith

Any of you folks still lurking around will remember that I have blogged ad nauseam about struggles in my own life, and our Lord's never ending grace and provision. When giving my "testimony", I have often heard something like "your faith has seen you through" or "your faith kept you going".

Lately this type of dialogue has popped up again in current politics, as well known defenders of Christianity such as Barrack Obama and Hilary Clinton (yes, this is called sarcasm), talk of times when their faith "carried them".

Pondering this under the microscope of humility vs. political posturing, I realized how much this type of statement is actually rather self centered.

My faith is a product, a gift, of a merciful and loving God, and to be truthful, nothing of "me" has gotten me through anything. Twas God . . . .before,now, and tomorrow.

God carried me through.
God provided.
God even punished (all the while calling me "son")
God poured out blessing upon blessing on one so deserving of hell

In the end, my faith is only the eyes which to see what my God has/is/will do.

My God, all praises to Him!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Explaining the Odd Smell in D.C.

"Apart from God
every activity is merely a passing whiff of