Walking by Faith!
Saludos Everyone! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
I am writing in lieu of Brandy because she has spent the last couple of weeks at University Hospital. Her daughter Diamond is in ICU. She is currently on life support, breathing with the help of a ventilator. Brandy and her family ask for your prayers.
Brandy and her family want to thank you all for your visits, support and prayers. It is working! Diamond is healing! Most of all – we thank Father God for the healing he has given Diamond and for complete healing and restoration. Thank you Father God for all of your blessings!
This leads me to this month’s topic: Walking by Faith! Sometimes it is difficult to walk by faith, mostly because we are asked to believe in something we cannot see. But this is not difficult – think electricity and the light switch. You hit the switch and the light turns on. If you paid the bill, that is.
But with God, You don’t have to pay the bill. If you believe – then you know the bill was paid by Jesus on the cross. You just have to believe that “All things are possible for those who believe in the Lord!”
Last month we wrote about Finishing Well. With difficult circumstances – it is a challenge. But let me say that we all face trials and the only way to finish well is to Walk by Faith.
I once read that: Crisis doesn’t build character, it reveals it! I know this to be true because I have seen meltdowns and inappropriate reactions in crisis situations. I am guilty of it and it never made me feel good about myself after the fact. But having learned this about crisis and self, walking by faith – knowing that God has a plan for everything – gives less reason to worry and more reason to believe the outcome will be fine in the long run.
It is important to realize that outcomes take time, that we do not live in the same world as television series or movies where all of the world’s problems are solved in 3 hours or less. We must pray, be patient and grateful of the results that God’s will provides. We must be grateful in all circumstances, through the trials and the triumphs.
I was taught a way to do this – a way to build Faith. Allow me to present a small story to help you Walk by Faith. Some of you may have already heard it, but it is good and practical.
A man recently got a job with a wealthy, independent, business owner and was invited to dinner, with his wife, by his new employer.
After parking, and while walking to the restaurant, the husband and wife were strolling a little behind the gentleman. As they walked, the gentleman, while ahead them, was looking down, stopped for a moment, then stooped to pick up a penny, looked at it for a moment then placed it in his pocket.
He continued walking and they all went to dinner. During dinner, the wife was curious and asked why he picked up the penny, if it had any significance.
He pulled the penny from his pocket, gave it to the wife and said: “On the penny are four significant words, ‘In God We Trust! Whenever I have an important decision or have something bothering me, I often find a penny, pick it up and say to myself “Ok God, I Trust You!” I then continue with my day, knowing that God is with me and I can trust in the results.”
Since hearing this story, in difficult times, I often find a penny, reminding me to trust God!
This will begin happening in your life, and God will remind you to Trust Him with the pennies that you find. You will find He is ever-present and faithful to your needs. So as you Walk by Faith and not by sight, your faith will grow – one penny at a time!
With that, we hope to see you December 9 at Una Noche con Las Estrellas, Latin Fusion Tv’s “Night with the Stars,” collecting toys and gifts for Families in Need and “Fun”-raising for local charities and organizations. Tickets are $10 and include a great time. Check out our poster on www.LatinFusionTV.com or find us on Facebook: Una Noche con Las Estrellas. Or you can always call me at 210-771-7137.
With that – Brandy and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and pray you have a Safe and happy 2012! And again, thank you for your prayers!
Take Care, God Bless and Cool Runnings! Michael Arellano