Thursday, September 10, 2009
Faith or Fear? Which Emotion Do You Choose?
Each day without fail we are faced with two decisions. Choosing Faith or Fear. Sometimes it is not a conscious choice.
Is today the day you choose faith in God and His daily plan for your life? Or will you cave in to the "News of the Day" from your local TV news channel? As the "Stafford-like" news anchors pour out gloom and doom with perfect smiles and "Brite-Smile" teeth.
Do you ever find yourself smiling as the weather man points to his inter active weather screen with joyful news of another heat wave. I almost roll over with glee every time the traffic guy reports a ten car pile up.
What is there NOT to like? Clogged freeways, blistering heat waves, and another police action. This is what the world gives us.
As I read Max Lucado's newest release "Fearless" Imagine your life without Fear , I read a quote from C. S. Lewis on this topic of faith, fear and courage. I have posted it below for your pleasure.
"Faith . . . is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. For moods will change, whatever view your reason takes. I know that by experience. Now that I am a Christian I do have moods in which the whole thing looks very improbable: but when I was an atheist I had moods in which Christianity looked terribly probable. . . . That is why Faith is such a necessary virtue: unless you teach your moods “where they get off,” you can never be either a sound Christian or even a sound atheist, but just a creature dithering to and fro, with its beliefs really dependent on the weather and the state of its digestion."
"Feed your fears, and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will."
Take a look over to the right and view my new feature which is titled "Verse of the Day". Feel free to stop by any time.
Until then, Lord willin'