You ever wonder what it be like to walk from one side of the United States to the other? How would you feel? A sense of accomplishment? Maybe excited that you made it? Or maybe just tired?
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection! But I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be. No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven.
Philippians 3:12-14 (NLT), emphasis added
what do you think?
Is it so hard to see the bigger picture? Is it hard to believe that you can have an impact on tomorrow? Could a smile really change the day for someone? even if you don’t say anything? Could a penny really make a difference between 500 people eating and 5000 people eating tonight? Could one second spent picking up a piece of paper translate into better fuel economy?
Could it really be so easy to change the world? Could it really be so easy to effect the world?
If so, why don’t we?
Because we don’t see the bigger picture. I will not know what happens after I pick up the first piece of trash. I don’t know what will happen after I say “Good morning” to a custodian. I will never see what happens to the man that I am able to feed for the day.
I will never see these lives change because of the simple, little thing I did…just because I took the time to reconginize their existance.
The bigger picture, now coming to a vision near you.
I’m so frustrated with finals. I want to just get school over with so I can go play with my dog. I want to get out of here so much. I don’t know when I’ll graduate but hopefuly it will be soon.
I guess I don’t have much to look forward to. I have summer classes one week later. But check it out: I’m taking (hopefully) four classes, two per session. Each one I’m taking a literature class, and then one class I want to take myself. It’s pretty awesome.
On a totally seperate note: I got gaim-cvs working!
Faith is not walking a fine line and hoping that there is something better.
Faith isn’t even a knowledge of some being.
Faith is not about doing something just because it’s the right thing to do.
Faith is not following rules and expectations.
Faith is none of these things.
Faith is believing that you alone are not able to walk the fine line.
Faith is understanding that you’ll never know everything.
Faith is living life because you want to enjoy it.
Faith is knowing that even when all of these things feel stupid, or inadeqate, or even selfish, that it’s okay.
There is no one-sentance definition of faith.
Faith just is.