Lessons of Faith By Robert Schaetzle
Putting words together for a devotion I was inspired to write, I recognized something. There are 26 letters in our alphabet. Standing alone, they’re just letters. But through inspiration from God’s Spirit, like attempting to measure all the stars of heaven, letters joined together, become words of meaning, they tell a story.
All our experiences of life are: lessons of faith. Like the tiny mustard seed, letters put together into words grow into sentences. They measure our thoughts into pages, what the heart wants to reveal. Experiences measure what our actions are doing in pursuit of God’s authority in us.
Putting together one letter at a time spells volumes of words to encourage and teach us how to identify life’s situations as putting faith in action.
I can’t say there are more words written than there are stars. But I can equate attempting to measure all the stars, to our lessons of faith given from above. Each follower of God measures his or her experiences of faith through actions.
Considerer, the next time we pick up our bible, it’s written under the inspiration of God’s Holy Spirit and authority. Words of wisdom and encouragement, put together one letter at a time spelling truth. To take hold of our Lord, one action of faith, joined together with another, spells something for us to learn.
We’re created beings with mind, will, and emotion. To reason and identify the power of God’s presence in us; to expand and exercise our borders of faith.
Father, teach us to measure faith given us when we read your inspired letters one word at a time; as lessons of faith.
Robert Lives in Sunnyvale, CA and serves in a ‘Sharing and Caring’ ministry