Today’s Bible reading was Romans 4: 19-21:
And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,
and being convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
I’m devotional guide is Seize the Day – with Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Ringma. The scripture and the devotional brought me to this:
In everything we do, we say, we think it’s so easy to turn the focus back to me instead of Jesus. So it is with faith. We say it’s about faith instead of works but the we turn faith into works. If I can muster up enough faith, well, then anything is possible. We need to exercise faith. I need to grow strong in faith. If it works it’s my faith that made it happen. If it doesn’t it’s my fault. It’s all back on me.
Everything works better when I focus on Him instead of me. We say that but then we don’t apply that to faith. My focus should not be on my faith. It should be on God’s faithfulness.
If I think about that, continually meditate on it, keep that thought continually before me…
Oh shoot. There I go again. Thinking about me.