#605 #day22 of #lentchallenge with @bible_society #faith starts somewhere, like a bud, and from there it #blooms

Only by faith…

#378 For the past few days I’ve been having some #anxieties about a few #decisions I’m in the process of considering regarding next steps after #theologicalcollege. I wondered whether some sort of #timemachine or #telescopetothefuture might help to settle any concerns I have…I then realised that that could make it worse! I wonder if the future is something we find out about only when we’re truly ready or #equipped to handle it? Had I known this time last year all that would have occurred in the last twelve months, I fear it may have been too much to cope with in one go: the positive would have been met with #disbelief and feelings of #insufficiency; and the negative with #fear, #upset or even #desperation. A key thing which may be missing here is #faith…by faith I trust that God has it all worked out, by faith I trust that I and others are #listeningtogod and by faith I trust that God gives us all that we need, in good time, to deal with whatever comes our way. When I stop and meditate on the awesomeness of God, and on His abundant grace and mercy, I realise the last thing I need is a time machine!!

Cherished Memories

#184 what do you #cherish? This identity bracelet represents some of the things I cherish, #faith #home #memories

It’s really easy to get caught up in the drudge of the every day, and forget to hold these things close and remember how #weareblessed …but we are! The greatest blessing for me is to cherish and to be cherished. How about you? (at Ripon College Cuddesdon)

The Faith Of Mary

#138 How much could we learn from Mary? Such a brave young woman who accepted God’s will that she would bear a child even though it seemed to go against what was socially acceptable or physically possible. That I could have such #faith as to listen and accept! (at Ripon College Cuddesdon)

Take The First Step

#28 #martinlutherking said that “faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”. #faith requires us to be brave, to trust something or someone, to believe without evidence or proof! #morningprayer #john1v43-51

Come Out From Under The Bed

#11 Faith is being able to get out from under the bed after you have been really scared, knowing that you need to go and explore…whilst it will inevitably be a bit scary, you will get through this, you will be ok!
What has faith allowed you to do today?
#godwillsaveme #faith