I’m trying something new today. I was visiting my friend Joyce’s blog and stumbled upon the above graphic. I asked her to tell me more about it and she did. I have to admit, following my brutal honesty posting of yesterday, I don’t really know the how’s and answers to this meme, and that isn’t even the right word.
On May 12th, 1982 I accepted Jesus and began my life of faith. I had no clue what it meant to trust someone. Not because I had no one who was trustworthy, I had known people who were very trustworthy. But because I didn’t know what faith was or even how to know if I had any.
I am, in many, many ways in the same place I was almost 30 years ago. I still struggle with knowing what faith is exactly and how to exercise it.
I know how to exercise my physical body. I run currently 3 times a week and do some strength training 3 times a week also. I watch what I eat. I try and be active in other ways, especially as I lay on the couch playing the endless games of Bubble Speed on Facebook. At least my fingers are getting a little bit of a work out.
Yes, that was meant to be funny. Go ahead and laugh.
I have, getting back to the topic, always struggled with a personal quiet time. I’ve been more miss than hit. But lately (as in since June) I’ve been reading through the Bible using YouVersion and I really like it. I am right now in 2 Samuel when Absalom attempts to take the throne from David. I am also going through Psalms, some of those are so rich. My favorites, if I had to say, have to be from 13-18. My Bible in my office is permanently open to them now.
I have also begun, slowly, to pray to be more aware of His presence in my day-to-day life. I notice Him and His presence more and I am more aware that He is there. I am shooting up single sentence prayers, “Oh Lord, Thank You!” or “Oh Lord, help them!” Or my favorite, “HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP”
How do you practice your faith day-to-day?