Listen to the song before reading my post.
Yesterdays sermon at church really hit me hard for many different reasons. We sang this song before service, and it is always one that I hear on the radio and really makes me think, but we hadn't sung it at church until yesterday.
I believe the official title of Pike's sermon was "By Faith". Faith, according to the dictionary is "confidence or trust in a person or thing"; yes, that is faith but the faith that Christians have is so much greater, Hebrews 11:1 states "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of thing not seen." None of us were here to see the Earth created, or Jesus live and die on this Earth, but we have Faith; we believe with all our being that He died for our sins and will one day return. We have FAITH that the Lord knows what is best for us, and that He already has our lives mapped out. If we walk in obedience and in faith then we will live God's will for us.
I have total faith in the Lord, but one thing I have always struggled with is letting go of total control. I am a planner and like to know when things are going to happen and how; but when I depend on my own plans, when I trust in myself instead of in God totally, it leads to destruction. We can't be "compulsive planners" like myself and claim to live a life guided my faith. The past year I have become so much better at giving God total control over my life; as Monroe says to me very often "Katie let go and let God", I don't know why, it always makes me laugh; but he is so right. And, yes there are times when I have to say the same thing to Monroe, but he is just in general more laid back then me, which has been a blessing to mellow me out a little.
Pike used this quote yesterday,