Now I have a tendency to think I have a great deal of faith but I have noticed (recently) that this is usually when things in my life are getting hectic and stressful. I know during these times God is there by my side, faithfully helping and teaching me every step of the way.
However, when things are calm and collected and everyone is well and happy, I have noticed I don't pay much attention to God then.
Don't get me wrong, I know he is always there. But I think I take the 'good times' for granted; not realizing I still need to have the faith in Him that he will continue to deliver on His promises and see those promises through.
So I think it is time to 'flex my spiritual muscles'. I need to remember to carry my faith with me in everything I do with my life and in every situation that arises. Regardless of the situations in my life, even the good ones, God will always rise to the occasion and will continue to be faithful. So I need to remain faithful as well.
There is a very short poem that I read recently that did help put things into some perspective.
The poem is called "To Walk By Faith" by Wava Campbell.
To walk by faith is such a great adventure;
It thills the spirit every passing day;
To see God's hand, to know whatever happens,
He understands and He will lead the way.
To walk by sight is something very tragic;
It makes the spirit droop, the heart grow cold.
It makes the Christian plan and fume and fumble;
It makes his body feel so tired and old.
Just how to walk life's road is our decision.
God leaves the choice with us and us alone.
But if we choose to walk by sight, we'll see not.
By faith His will is seen and felt and known.