Sunday, July 19, 2009

Leap of Faith

It is Spiritual Sundays time once again. A time to share our faith with others. Speaking of faith, I would like to share a few words by author Elizabeth Gilbert that has given me pause and a deeper desire to share God's love and gift of salvation with others.

"There is a reason we refer to 'leaps of faith' ~ because the decision to consent to any notion of divinity is a might jump from the rational over to the unknowable....If faith were rational, it wouldn't be by definition, faith. Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be....a prudent insurance policy."

The entire 11th chapter of Hebrews speaks on faith, but today Hebrews 11:1 comes to mind for me. "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of who we do not see....

18 comments:

Charlotte said...

I remember learning the definition of faith in Hebrews back when I was a teenager. I haven't forgotten it although it has been decades. Thank you for sharing with us again today. I noticed on your link it said Rebee. I thought it was someone new, but looks like it was a typo. I'll change it to Renee.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Renee said...

Thanks Charlotte...it was a typing error...Yes, I learned about Hebrews chapter 11 in confirmation when I was 13 yrs old and so eager to learn about the Bible.

Clif said...

I too learned the meaning of faith when I was a teenager. In fact, I guess I learned it the same time Charlotte, who is now my wife, did. Thanks for sharing these good words about faith.

Renee said...

You are very welcome Clif...

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing sweetie, bless you.

Renee said...

You are welcome, Denise.

enchanting cottage said...

I love all of Hebrews. I find myself reading Hebrews more than any other chapter.
Thank-you for sharing,
Ginger

Renee said...

I really enjoy Hebrews too. Thanks for stopping by.

Pia said...

renee, thank you for dropping by my blog. i've been busy lately and i will be until the first week of august. i just wanted to drop by here and say thank you. i'll be back.

RCUBEs said...

Faith as small as a mustard seed, coupled with God's power, make miracles. Have a blessed week and God bless.

Jan Lyn said...

What a great message. So true...thanks for sharing.

Renee said...

You are welcome, Pia!

Renee said...

Rucubes
Thank you for reminding me of God's POWER. Needed to hear that today.

Renee said...

Thanks Jan Lyn...glad to share ;-)

Malva said...

Renee, one of my most favorite verses is Heb 1:1,3
"God ... upholding all things by the word of His power ..."
Whenever I feel perplexed and confused, I remember this verse - God will uphold everything in our lives. It is nothing to Him - after all, He takes care of the whole universe! It always brings perspective.
Blessings,
Malva

Renee said...

Thank you so much for your comments, Malva. Always enjoy hearing from you.

enchanting cottage said...

This is a great scripture. Hebrews is on of my favorite Books of the Bible.
God Bless,
Ginger

Renee said...

Thank you Ginger for stopping by.