Monday, August 7, 2017

Living By Faith!?!

I Was Wandering
In A Daze
In Philosophy's Convulsing Maze
Looking For Already Biblically Provided Answers
When
My Eyes Started To Glaze!
I Called Out In Terror!

Suddenly ...
There One Stood
AND 

In Pitying Love, Said:

Dear Beloved,
I AM The Door!
I Gifted You With Faith!

Exercise It
And Walk Safely Through!
The Way Is Sure!


He Made It Sound Ever So Easy!

For Very Long
AND
Like So Many
I'd Had An Intellectualized Faith
Wearing It
As A Badge Of Honor
Wearing It
Like A Cape
Satisfied
To Be Called A Faithful One
BUT
Never Having Displayed Its Fruit
For
My Reading
AND
My Reasoning
Did Not Philosophically Compute!


I Had Not Understood
That Exercise Is To Faith
What A Spoon Is To Soup!


You Are Hungry!
You Have A Spoon!
AND
You Have A Bowl Of Vegetable Soup
BUT
If You Don't Believe 

It Is Hunger-Satisfying Vegetable Soup
AND
Put The Spoon Into The Soup
AND
Lift Up A Spoonful
AND
Place Same In Your Mouth
AND
Swallow The Contents Thereof
THEN
You Will Not Experience
Your Vegetable Soup's Benefits!
All You Will Have Is A No Score

AND
A Still Hungry Belly!

You Exercise!
You Have Received The Gift Of Faith!
BUT
If You Don't Exercise Faith
By Believing The Word Of The Giver
By Believing There Are Merits In The Gift
By Opening The Wrapped Gift
AND
Taking The Contents Out
AND
Using Them According To The Instructions
You Will Never Experience The Benefits Of
Free Mercy
AND
Daily Grace
Hope
Forgiveness
AND
Salvation
Which Are Irrevocably Tied
To The Exercise Of Faith!


Exercised Faith, To You

Would Be Just A Words
Falling Out Of Your Mouth!


All That We Have
- As Christians Called -
Without The Exercise Of Faith
ISA Mountain Goat
On A Short Rope
- That Is Wrapped Around Our Waists -
That Is Running From
A Roaring Ravening Man-Eater Lion!


Put Differently
We Have No Options!

With Exercised Faith
With Faith Exercised On
AND
In
Christ Jesus
We Have
Unexplored
Unexpected
Unanticipated
Untold
Unheard Of Options
Which Are Only Available
To Those Who
Will Believe The Word
AND
Look Up
To The Gift Giver
AND
Because Of Exercised Faith
LIVE!


Brethren,
I Encourage Us All
To Stop Living Dangerously
Riding Doubt
That Mountain Goat
On The Short Rope
AND
To Start Living Safely
As One Saved
By Exercising Our Gift Of Faith
For
By Exercise
Regular Exercise
Strenuous Exercise
- Exercise With Intent -
Our Gift Of Faith
Is The Gift
That Will
From The Here And Now
Through The Ceaseless Ages Of Eternity
Keep On Giving
And Giving
And Giving
And Giving
AND ... GIVING ...!




Live ... By Faith

And 
By Faith ... Really Live!

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The Sightless Eyes
Of
Faith
- In The Lord Jesus Christ -
Can The Clear Way To Live Life
Plainly See!