The gift of faith

Habakkuk 2:4  NLT

4 “Look at the proud!
They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked.
But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.

Faith is the tread we hang onto when our life is falling apart. We experience it when we see the power of an ocean and the fragility of a dried-up dandelion. And we know that at such times we are in touch with the Spirit.
  In decribing this gift of faith, I am not saying that we always feel vibrant and cofident. Even the most spiritual and most faithful among us at times have dark moments and gloomy moods. But with faith we have resilience, we have reservoir of courage, strength and hope to draw onn when we encounter pain. And we stand ready to be used by the Spirit in whatever plan God has for our lives.
  When we feel the Spirit, it's like coming out of a fog. We know it can get foggy again,but we also know that there's sunshine behind the fog, and the mists will clear, and the Spirit will shine through once again. The light of the Spirit frees people, unburdens them, fosters growth and transformation and allows them to make healthy choices.
  Spirit comes to us like wind blowing through and through - taking away pretenses, games, phoniness. We are who we are. We are set free. And free people help set others free.

God, show me how to live my life by faith, through your Spirit.

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