I’m excited to introduce you to my new blog-world friend – Amy Bayliss. I “met” her last summer and am currently working my way through her ebook “Pursuit of Proverbs 31″. You can check out Amy’s blog “Cajun Joie de Vivre” over at http://amybayliss.com/.
It’s important we consider what faith is and how our own faith in God plays out in our lives. Having a strong faith can alleviate so many issues.
God’s Word is always true, but we can fail to see it if we don’t believe. Consider
unbelievers. God’s love and salvation is there but they don’t see it because
they choose not to believe. Their unbelief doesn’t make God’s Word
false. It simply means they refuse to accept it.
Maybe you can’t comprehend it and so it is hard for you to believe some
of God’s Word but isn’t that the premise of faith? We are made in God’s
image. He is not made in ours. There are going to be some things we just
don’t get. Faith is not logical.
Our faith does not need to be in our ability to do something. It must be in
God’s ability to do it through us. We can command our flesh to submit or
not and what He wants to teach through us, He will teach to us. There is
power in the testimony we are given.
Pray. Sometimes even though we do believe, we have doubt. That is when
we need to pray and ask Him to help us. Consider Mark 9:23-24.
Prayer moves more than mountains. We must ask Him to help us make the
right, life-giving decisions. All of our choices should go through one filter;
the filter of the Holy Spirit. We must trust Him.
How much do you trust Him?
Trust doesn’t mean we’ll have all the answers. On the contrary, trust requires that we don’t.
If you’ve ever wanted to tear the 31st chapter of Proverbs out of your bible this book is for you. She is a wife, mom, business owner, seamstress, she serves the needy, speaks life and wisdom, and seems to be quite the major overachiever, perfectionist type.
Except that…she’s not.
Come along and journey with Amy and take a look at the real woman of Proverbs 31. She isn’t as perfect as she seems. In fact, I think she is a lot like you and me. If you want the Kindle version, get it here: Pursuit of Proverbs 31 for Kindle. You can also download the free Kindle app on your PC, iPad, iPhone, or many other devices. For the downloadable, printable PDF version, get it here: Pursuit of Proverbs 31
Amy Bayliss Amy is a small town Cajun girl living life in the big city. She and her husband Ryan have four children, all boys, ranging in age from toddler to teen! Amy is a full-time blogger and WP designer at My Southern Media. You can visit her at her personal blog, Cajun Joie de Vivre or you can follow her ramblings on Twitter and keep up with her mischief on Facebook.