Frankly, On Faith: Faith is Not Magical

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Magical Thinking. It’s creating the dots that connect “A” to “B”. If I wake up at 5:38 exactly, it’s a sign I should buy a lottery ticket. Or Because I drank two cups of coffee, the tree sprouted new growth.

Magical Thinking, based on superstitions, is faith gone awry.

Faith believes things will happen due to God’s sovereignty,
not because of our own actions.

Magical Thinking removes God from the equation. Miracle Thinking (Faith) understands that we don’t understand, but still we know it’s going to be okay. Magical Thinking says we will force the … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith

Frankly, On Faith

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

What does it mean, to “take it on faith”?

Faith is stronger than a hope, or an “I think so.” Faith isn’t wringing your hands while mumbling, “Yeah, I guess that might work.”

Faith is an innate belief. Faith is deeper than trust.

Faith says, “God’s got this.” No matter what.

Faith is the umbrella encouraging you to move forward when all you want to do is stay under the blankets until the storm passes.

Faith says, “This moment sucks, but this life is okay.”

Faith isn’t easy. It’s not handed out … read the rest. . .

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EXODUS: Keep On Keepin’ On

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I love the stories in Exodus. I love how God can take a socially inadequate murderer like Moses and turn him into the rescuer of an entire nation. I love how He never condemns Moses… yes, He gets frustrated with the man, but He never condemns him. There are cause-and-effect, actions and consequences… but no condemnation. Moses doesn’t get to party in the Promised Land, but he does enjoy his Salvation.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Or rather, the Story. You see, my church is reading through the Bible this … read the rest. . .

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