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There are other areas in our lives to simplify; one would be in our faith.
If I am telling someone about God or the stories of his goodness and faithfulness.
I keep it very simple so that the story doesn’t get complicated.
Almost to the point of ‘Jesus loves me this I know for the bible tells me so.’
It doesn’t have to be difficult or intense.
It just has to be real and believable, so the one who is listening can hear the power of the truth.
When our oldest granddaughter was about three years old we were at a church service outside where they were having baptisms. On that Sunday it was a dad baptizing his children which was very tender and sweet.
After the third child was baptized our grand daughter stood up on the chair, started clapping and yelling, “do it again God’s in the water.”
She was ready for an all out revival meeting. It was simple and very real.
It was from her heart and she believed God was there. There was no doubt for her.
Everyone who experienced her energy, saw and heard her excitement.
Isaiah 59:21
[And as for me, this is my covenant with them, says the Lord: my spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouths of your children, or out of the mouths of your children’s children, says the Lord, from now on and forever.]
That is what I’m talking about.
I don’t bring out 12 steps on how to find your faith, I speak truth from my experiences so that others can hear the truth of what I have known. There is power in a story that is real.
Not too different from those who saw and heard Jesus heal others.
They believed just by seeing, not by rules or ‘how to guides’ on how to believe.
Jeremiah 32:39
[I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me for all time, for their own good and the good of their children after them.]
It’s powerful. It moves a hard heart into a softened receptive place within the spirit of the one listening.
Joel 1:3
[Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.]
Matthew 18:2-3
Jesus shared the condition of the hearts of the leaders who were questioning him.
[2 He called a child, whom he put among them, 3 and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”]
He was making a point to them. Children do not question with intense rules. They believe from their heart and from their experience of knowing.
Talk to any little one and they will tell you what they know about Jesus.
It’s very precious to hear their little voices and it’s always very simple.
Psalm 19:7
[The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple.]
Psalm 116:6
[The Lord protects the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.]
Psalm 119:130
[The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.]
Are you getting it yet? Faith is not complicated.
It can be as easy as “Jesus loves me this I know for the bible tells me so.”
Let’s simplify the story so others will believe and know for themselves what is true.