Cherie's testimony, Pastor Jack's message, and Pastor Sharon's prayers were all powerful to me yesterday in speaking to me words I needed to hear: "Trust me." From the question, "Who/what do you trust?"
Faith in God through Jesus involves trust. We trust nothing less than our entire lives into God's hands. This means we seek to obey God in all things, which means seeking to live by the Spirit and thus fulfilling the requirements of God's law, of which love is at the heart.
We believe God is trustworthy, in our heads. But do we really believe it? Are we really ready to let go of whatever it is that puts us in control? That gives us what we think we must have, or want? Or instead, are we willing to give ourselves by faith, over completely to God? And begin to walk the new way in him. A way that is not easy, us living in the new creation yet both in the midst and as a part of the old. As well as a life of participation with Christ and his Body in sufferings and groans with the Spirit for the completion of the new creation.
Faith is based on God's revelation to us in Jesus, and particularly grounded in Jesus' death and resurrection for us and all things. But on this side we don't see all things made right and new, as of yet. And we see all around us much to the contrary.
But now in Jesus we are part of God's solution through the new creation, something which beginning now, and someday completed, will be impacted by God even through our lives now. So that our lives will indeed matter. As we learn to really trust God, and entrust ourselves to him.
What might you like to add to this, or any thoughts.