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Living a life of faith Part 2

As I suggested in my sermon last week, this week I would leave you to consider some of the wise words I came across when preparing for last week.

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following Your Will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. ‘Thomas Merton

‘Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will.’  The Venerable Bede

‘The disciple simply burns his boats and goes ahead. He is called out…The old life is left behind, and completely surrendered. The disciple is dragged out of his relative security into a life of absolute insecurity… out of the realm of the finite…into the realm of infinite possibilities.’  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

‘Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.’    Hebrews 11:1

“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.’..So Abram went as the Lord had told him.”      Genesis 12

‘Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.’ Hebrews 12:1-2

As we journey in faith together, let our prayer be:
Heavenly Father, we thank you for your unceasing love. No matter what troubles may afflict your  world, you will always remain. Father, teach us how to pray afresh. Remind us that when we come with our sorrow and with our thanks, you will hear us and reveal your will to us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.