Friday, July 25, 2008

In response

The following is a response to a friends blog titled big faith by my dear friend Ann Dunagan. Thanks for the inspiration
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What a beautiful picture of faith. I am learning right now how to handle my faith, it's delicate like a flower, powerful like a lion, passionate like a dance and at times as confusing as a maze. What does one do when they have passion/vision/dreams/prophetic moments yet they are like that picture of the girl with the rock? TOO big for me to figure out and 'make' happen. Often too big for many to understand or see. What then.... then i must stir up my faith and cry out to the One who gave them to me in the first place... and then stand in FAITH believing He does indeed have a PERFECT PLAN that reaches beyond this moment, this week or even this life; His plan reaches into eternity. And so i stand in Faith. Sometimes my hands are lifted in worship, sometimes the standing turns into kneeling/crying out in prayer and sometimes i just sit in a silent moment and try not to think about it or figure it out.

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." - Hebrews 11:1

We have all heard this verse in sermons, videos, plays... in the bible reading about a month ago. But when we stop to think about it here are the 2 things that come to mind;

#1- faith is a big deal and hard to wrap my head around.
#2- faith goes right along with Hope, and hope is something i can understand and wrap my head around. Hope is something we all have and hold onto. Hope is what the world needs. Hope is the message that makes sense to a world lost in darkness.

and my hope is found in NOTHING less than Jesus blood and righteousness.

uh oh i LOVE that hymn... i could go on for hours... but i'll leave it at that.

thoughts? words of wisdom?


Ann Dunagan said...

I love you Cassie!

And YES, God does indeed have a perfect and big plan for your life . . . and it's especially perfect and big because your life in totally-connected (hooked-in a vital puzzle piece) in God's eternal and incomprehensible plan.

I don't think faith is supposed to be hard. God compares it to simple things like a seed, or yeast, or the thoughts of a child. Faith follows hope. Like you already quoted from Heb. 11:1 (in another translation), "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Faith takes hope to the next level. It's going a step beyond "hoping" something will happen, to that "knowing-that-you-know" FAITH that it's happening.

I love you Cassie (and thanks for the sweet comment about my blog)!!!


Laurel said...



Mama :)

Jenna said...

Faith. Starts as a little seed and then God protects it, waters it, and causes it to grow. It is precious, this faith walk.