Uncomplicated Faith

Uncomplicated Faith

Uncomplicated faith

Sometimes I think we make our lives way too complicated. We don’t intend to do so but, anyhow, we do. The same goes to faith. It’s meant to be a joy and strength for our journey. And we make it a chore to do. How did we end here when God created us for his pleasure to enjoy him and the life he gives. How could we uncomplicate things? Are you ready for uncomplicated faith?

Okay. How do we do this? We simplify things by getting back to basics. If faith is not meant to be complicated, we find the essence of it and stick to that. The essence of Christian faith is Jesus and what he accomplished for us.

So, friends, we can now—without hesitation—walk right up to God, into “the Holy Place.” Jesus has cleared the way by the blood of his sacrifice, acting as our priest before God. The “curtain” into God’s presence is his body. (Hebrews 10:19-21, MSG)

Because of Jesus, we can receive grace upon grace, faith upon faith, and life upon life. Uncomplicated faith is just receiving all this and then living your everyday life in God’s presence. Because that’s where we find fullness of joy and uncomplicated faith.

You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. 

(Psalm 16:11, AMP)

Uncomplicated faith

With the words of A. W. Tozer “God formed us for His pleasure, and so formed us that we as well as He can in divine communion enjoy the sweet and mysterious mingling of kindred personalities. He meant us to see Him and live with Him and draw our life from His smile.” Isn’t that wonderful? We are meant to live in divine and joyful communion with God.

I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. (John 10:10, AMP)

Faith is abundant life in God. Nothing more complicated or taxing. Both life and faith are gifts from God to be enjoyed with him. We are called to live with him and draw our life from his smile. That’s abundant life and uncomplicated faith. Yes, please!

Dear God,
Forgive us for complicating things in our lives and on our faith journey.
Help us to simplify them.
We surrender our own works at the foot of the cross and receive all that you have for us.
Thank you for loving us and sending Jesus to be the way into your presence.
Keep drawing us near to you.
Show us what life in divine communion is all about.
Smile on us, Lord.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Do you live in God’s presence?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you live out your uncomplicated faith!

Photo by Keila Hötzel on Unsplash. 

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