How do you use faith in everyday life?
October 17 - October 21, 2022 | Always Peachy Devotionals | Walking With Faith Week 3
Hello there, friends!
Well, it happened. I turned 40 yesterday. I can hardly believe it. I remember being a kid and looking forward to the day I’d turn 30, thinking that by the time I got that old I’d surely have everything figured out.
When you’re a kid, you don’t even know what you don’t know. So much life that happens between age 10 and age 30 that it’s hard to even attempt to explain it. What I find interesting, though, is how little time has elapsed between age 30 and age 40. At least, that’s what it feels like.
It took forever to reach 30. It took a week to hit 40. I always believed my elders when they told me that life speeds up when you get older, but as much as I tried to value the seasons of my life as a child, I don’t think I really grasped how quickly they slip by.
Without waxing too eloquent or belaboring a point that’s already been made, just make every moment count. Life goes too fast to not appreciate the moments you’ve got. Slow down. Live. Be grateful for right now, rather than always focusing on what’s next.
What’s next is important, but what’s happening today will make what’s next matter more.
It feels like what’s happening right now is ineffective or slow or a waste of time or resources. It’s not. Just because it feels that way doesn’t mean it’s true. Sometimes you have to be persistent in the moments that don’t feel efficient. Sometimes you have to press on when the road feels circular.
That’s what faith looks like in everyday life—persevering. And that’s what we’re talking about this week: Implementing faith in everyday life.
Know what’s true
Act on what’s true
Keep doing what’s right (even when it doesn’t work)
Test your situation
Faith isn’t always intangible. It doesn’t always require blind sacrifice. You can be sure of your next step, even if you can’t see it. That’s what we learn in 2 Corinthians 5:7,
If life is all about what we can see, then life is nothing more than a series of chemical and biological interactions. How small our world would be if we could only trust what we could see!
Sometimes you have to make a choice to trust something or someone without seeing it. But that doesn’t mean it blind faith automatically. There are plenty of ways to see without your eyes.
I hope your October is beautiful and you are enjoying the blessings of this autumn season. I’m praying for you!
Have you subscribed to the full devotionals yet? These Sunday editions are available for free, but if you’d like to get the devotionals every weekday, click the button below: