Do you want to hear what's in my head? Well, neither do I.

13th July 2010

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faith practically worked out

Does it take more faith to move to a city where my wife only has a part-time job, looking for something else part-time or even full-time, before hearing about other prospects, or to wait out and turn down an opportunity to get in the door in order to do more waiting for something more “perfect”?

My wife and I tend to differ a little bit on this. The answer to that question - which one takes more faith - doesn’t help us make the decisions. I’m not sure that, even as a Christian, we should be always holding out to make the decisions that take “more” faith. The classical paradigm of being someone of “great” faith, or putting “lots of” faith into a decision, I think, might be a little off. Is faith quantifiable? I’m not so sure about that either. I think anything we do with a degree of immediate uncertainty requires faith, and then when we put this decision before the Lord and ask him to help us use the discernment and wisdom with which he’s gifted us we enact that faith.

Maybe that’s where faith is quantifiable: how weighted must a decision become before we enact our faith? And why can’t we learn to enact our faith regardless of the weight of the decision?

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favor, and further us with your continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.                  

 ~ Prayer for Guidance, BCP

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