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Faith is Spiritual Not Logical

Faith is Spiritual Not Logical

A couple of weekends ago, something totally illogical happened in my life. I had a credit card payment due on Friday. I looked at the bill and I kept mentally reminding myself to make the payment, but in the busyness of the day I still forgot. I ended up going to bed that night without making the payment. I awakened suddenly at 3:25 AM and remembered the payment again. It was too late, it was a new day and the payment would be considered late. And we all know that a late payment is not good for your credit score. So I prayed that God would touch the heart of whichever company representative that I spoke to later in the morning and allow them to not report my payment as late. I officially got up around 7:00 AM and logged into my credit card account online to make the payment. When I look at my billing information it read “No minimum payment due”. Huh? I just looked at my bill yesterday. So I decided to open up the PDF version of my billing statement just in case there was a system glitch, and the bill said, “No minimum payment due”. How could I not praise my Lord God? This was not logical! There was nothing about what just happened that could be logically explained, unless you are a Christian.
 
I have come to realize that being a Christian comes with benefits ranging from small to mind-blowing. But to be honest, anytime God moves in my life in a way that is inexplicable, my mind is blown. This is not the first time God has done this in my life, some are so amazing that you would not believe it if I told you. My reason for saying that faith is spiritual is because when you are asking God to do things in your life, be prepared for Him to do “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20 KJV). The power that works within us requires faith. With faith in God anything is possible. With faith, I found the courage to start this blog. And it may not seem like much right now, but with faith, I know that it will do exactly what God has planned for it and I’m not going to worry. And with faith, I have found time to write my blog posts, research ways to spread the message here, in addition to being a wife, mother of five, friend, and have a full time job. I honestly did not believe that I would be able to do so, but God is carving out time just for me to focus. Thank you Lord God!
 
See, one of the main reasons that I started this blog is because I have a tendency to be overly logical. Typically, everything has to make sense in order for me to understand it and I work best with things that are easily understood. A lot of people treat faith in this same manner, they will not act on God’s promises because they cannot make sense of how God will fulfill those promises. I hope to help at least one person with this by writing this post. Maybe you want to believe in God but struggle with believing in someone that you cannot see. Maybe you believe in God but you don’t see where you fit into His Divine plan for humanity. Or maybe you have received instruction from God, but you are afraid to take a leap of faith. I’m here to tell you that one of the most beautiful things about faith, is that it does not have to make sense. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” If you only do things that make sense to you then you are not practicing faith in God but faith in yourself. We have limits, God does not. When you put your faith in yourself or others, then you will only go as far as your mind and talents can take you. When you put your faith in God, you will elevate to heights you did not even know existed so you had no idea how to even plan to get there. What do you have to lose by following God and putting your faith in Him? If you have been repeatedly let down by man (including yourself) I implore you to put your complete trust in the Creator of the universe. He has your best interests in heart, after all, He is your Father. All that He asks is that you follow Him and be obedient to Him. Which is not a lot to ask when He gives us way more than we give Him. He wants to give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4) So the question is…are you willing to live in the unknown and follow God even when you have no clue what the plan is in order for God to bless you and elevate you, so that you can glorify Him?
 
 
 
God bless you all!
 
 
 
-Shaw

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