Faith Like a Child


“Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.” – Habakkuk 2:4


TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING:  Habakkuk 1-3
 
This past week, I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with our preschool kids at the church. There is so much to love about children. Their innocence. Their jokes. Their simple outlook on life. It’s awesome!

But hanging out with children can also remind us of what true faith looks like. Kids trust their teachers and will follow blindly wherever they are lead (this can be good and bad for every parent). Kids also express excitement over what they have heard and learned. Can you imagine living with faith like a child?

Habakkuk wrestles with many questions in this short prophecy. But perhaps thebiggest struggle he has is how to live with faith as a child of God. To live with faith is to live with a trust of God and a love for God and others. Maybe we should all strive to live with this type of faith.

This Sunday, we are going to be looking at a very popular story in the Old Testament – Jonah. If you have not already read Jonah, I would encourage you to do so before Sunday (it’s pretty short and can be read in just a few minutes). Jonah is a great story that illustrates God’s love and salvation for all of us. 

I hope you have a great weekend and I look forward to being with you in worship online beginning Sunday at 8:45 AM and on campus at 9:30 and 11:00!

Blessings,
Matt

P.S. Don’t forget that TODAY is our day of fasting and prayer. I want to invite you to join me in fasting from 6 AM-6 PM today as we repent of our sin and return to the Lord. If you are unable to fast for the entire time, I hope you will consider a partial fast (maybe for one meal). I look forward to being with you in prayer and fasting today.