Saturday, April 14, 2018

First Step to Faith

Hebrews 11:1-2 (MSG) 
The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. 

Our need of God is the first step to the journey of faith. At some point in our God-less life, there will come a moment when our heart longs for something that the world doesn't have and cannot give. When the Holy Spirit touches our soul to help us discern what that inevitable need is, we are presented with a choice. Respond or ignore what the soul aches for. What will we choose?

When we choose to respond to the nudging of the Holy Spirit, we are bound for a new, exciting ride. When we choose to ignore, we expect nothing but the same routine of the old self. We can choose to stay with the old, or go and meet the new (creation in us).

Stepping into faith is not complicated. It is not a step-by-step process. It does not have a long list of what-to-do and what-not-to-do. We don't have to study page after page on how to attain it. In fact, we do not do the work. The Holy Spirit does. Only one thing is required—a humble heart.

The moment we humble ourselves before God and admit that we need Him, the doorway to the wonderful mystery of faith opens. Simple as that. We don't have to struggle with what to do next. We can leave it all to the Helper whom the Father assigned to provide everything we need from that moment forward.

Life is not true life without plunging into the unknown world of faith. We will never know what the ultimate purpose of life is until we put one foot forward to the open door of faith. One step towards the invitation goes beyond what one can behold. Faith is the ultimate garden of life. Every beautiful thing life produces sprung from it.