Flourishing Faith…

Yeah… Sure… My life feels like it’s been shaking a lot recently…

Out of my control and the control of others around me…

I guess that’s part of transition in general… Everything can feel a little unsettling…

But in the midst of it all I’m discovering something… And I love it…

Years ago a friend and I discussed faith… How most Christians we knew (ourselves included) had a famine type of faith… That we believed and wanted things… But how we were rationing the amount of faith we had… And speaking like the faith would dry up some day… Like there might not be enough to go around… Like clinging to that little ounce was our only choice… But how it was a scarce choice…

Today my mindset as a daughter of the King has become more my lifestyle over the past 3 months… It’s really set in… And I truly believe more than ever that God is my father that loves me and cares for me… That will do the best for me…

The difference is… Well I’m finding my faith is different…

Because it seems like all of a sudden the shaking is just part of the plan He has…

I look around and I don’t feel like I need to ration off how much faith I’ll give to each area of my life that feels uncertain…

I look around and I don’t feel like life is scarce and in for possible doom and gloom…

I look and I don’t see a famine around me… Things don’t seem dead, wilted and terrifying…

Instead I see life is flourishing… Like I am sitting at a table in a time of more than enough… And that its time to feast on all that God has for me and my family…

And I truly believe this faith has come with a change of mind… A choice of thought… Subscription to “God is my Father and He loves me. I’m His daughter and He simply wants to give me more than my thoughts could ever conjure up”…

And somewhere in there I feel so much peace… Peace that tells me my mom won’t feel depressed and alone forever… Peace that let’s me know my grandparents are safe in the care of others… Peace that points directly to the fact that my sister has chosen to follow the Holy Spirit.. And in that is greatness, prosperity and abundance for her entire life… Peace that tells me whatever is next for my life is going to be good… Because goodness has followed me and will continue to follow me…

And I sometimes I don’t believe all of this 100%… It’s part of being human… It’s part of life…

But I feel so deeply that choosing to live with a Kingdom mindset… One that says, “My father is God… He is King… I will continue to live this way”… Well I feel so deeply that it brings about a type of faith….

And you know what… I am so ok with just living with this type of flourishing faith…

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