Archive for September, 2011

Faith as a Habit

September 14, 2011
Faith: We are encouraged to be established and built up in our faith.

This morning as I was praying and meditating, as a new day began to unfold, I thought of a poem that I had recently revised dealing with faith. As I located the poem in my files, I “happened to see” another poem on the same topic and came back to read it later. That particular poem ministered to me, as I was strengthened and encouraged in my faith. The original inspiration for the poem was a teaching on prayer by Pastor Michael Bivens of Equip U Ministries.

Faith as a Habit

 I put on faith as a habit, worn as a garment.

I walk by faith, constantly renewing my mind

With the Word, prospering wherever I am sent.

In serving I ask to receive–I seek and find

That faithfulness always yields promises fulfilled,

For God is not a man that He should ever lie.

I pray the prayer of faith–with his stripes I am healed,

Being assured that every need God will supply.

Praying in the Spirit or with words I understand,

Crafting prayers to petition or express my praise,

I submit my will and embrace what He has planned,

Mindful of His goodness, as I consider my ways.

I long to listen to hear that I might obey

And trust His heart and act in faith each time I pray. 

The opening phrase of the last line brought to mind a song that has come to mean a great deal to me, particularly of late, when more than ever I am continuing to learn to “Trust His Heart.” This video by Cynthia Clawson also provides the lyrics to this most meaningful song: