Wear Your Faith

Posted: February 10, 2011 by alexmccauslin in Devotionals

Deuteronomy 6: 4-9

4Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5You shall love theLord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.8Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, 9and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (from the New Revised Standard Version)

 

What does it look like to wear your faith?

I have been blessed to find the answer surrounding me. I see young adults that cloth themselves in faith every day.

What does it look like to wear your faith?

Maybe it looks like Juan’s head bowed over his rice and beans at lunch, pausing for several long seconds before he eats.

“I didn’t know you believed in God, Juan.”

“I don’t know about God, but I know that this food, this Earth, it isn’t mine and I need to be mindful of that. I need to give thanks for the ways I share in its grace.”

Maybe it looks like Kelly’s tentative smile as she sits beside me and takes my hand.

“You look like you’ve been having a hard week.”

“It’s just work piled up, Kelly. And it’s my fault for getting behind.”

“Do you want to pray about it?”

Maybe it looks like Lee’s dimples deepening as she passes out heart shaped chocolates to her first grade class.

“Lee, you’re not supposed to buy them things with your own money.”

“Nobody ever got me a valentine when I was in elementary school. I didn’t want that to happen to any of them.”

Maybe it looks like Tasha’s wrinkled forehead as she delivers a speech demanding the city government tear down the abandoned house next to her school.

“Wow, Tasha. I don’t know how you can talk to such powerful people like that.”

“They work for me. Besides, my friend got beat up in that house. What am I supposed to do? Let it happen again? Oh, hell no!”

Maybe it looks like Desiree’s closed eyes as she belts out ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus.’

“You know, Desiree, they told us this was a secular talent show and we should stay away from church stuff.”

“All I have is the voice God gave me. I can’t help but use it to glorify him.”

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