Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. ~ Hebrews 11:1 NLT

Faith, why is it so hard yet so easy. To believe that what I hope for will actually happen, without seeing how! For me that is not an easy feat. I like to be in control. I want to see the future. I HATE to wait (yes, I said the "H" word). To hope that my provision will come when I may not have been the best steward with what I was already given. To hope that my children will be save when I can't be with them. To hope that God really does have a "Greater" plan for me when I can't see how or even why He would use me. Those things that I can't see drive me crazy. Yet, they also drive me closer to God. I have come to realize (though I don't always act like it) that the closer I get to God, the easier the faith comes. The more I learn about Him, the more I realize I can have faith. The more I talk to Him, the more I learn who He thinks, no wait, He KNOWS who I am. The more I am in His presence, the easier it is to have the assurance about things I cannot see. In fact, the more I am in His presence, the more I DO see.
Confidence has never come easy for me. In the fact the more confident I would become, the more arrogant I felt. You know, that little voice that tells you how high and mighty you think you are. Then I would not just humble myself, I would beat myself up. But with faith I am given a confidence. A confidence that I can know who I am and Who I serve. That I am provided for. That I am loved. That I am forgiven! Even if I cannot see it!


  1. Angie, I find myself vacillating between being humble and being confident as I read this book and dream about my greater. But then I'm reminded of Furtick's advice that when we partner with God we don't have to worry. I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing and this quote from John "He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."~ John 14:12 NIV84

  2. I hear ya! You sound not unlike me...and, I am learning, countless others. At least we are in good company, right? We can all grow together! There is strength in numbers.

  3. You are so right - the more we focus on him and draw near to him the better. Its all about that personal relationship with God - it gives you confidence. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and your progress. Praying for your greater!

    Jennifer Newsom
    OBS Group Leader