|F A I T H
On April 27, 2010, Dr. Mathew R. Sapp re-attached the Retina in my right eye.
Once again, I was reminded of my convictions described on page 79 of "The Synergistic Life Style":
"We are wonderfully designed and created by a great and loving God."
Our eye is just one of many complex biological systems that are each unique, yet codependent on each other for their very existence.
The brilliant young, dedicated, and capable medical doctors and associates that took care of me, reassured me that our World will be in good hands in the next two generations.
Our job is to pass it to them with honesty, integrity, and in better condition than when our parents passed the baton to us.
Source of Eye diagram - Wikipedia
The following was copied from the Spiritual chapter of my book, The Synergistic Life Style.
FAITH - We all will suffer from doubts. When we are in the valleys of our lives we may ask where God is and why are we in the valley. When everything is going perfect, we may become puffed up and leave God out of our decision making. Either way we lose when our faith becomes weak or we take over our lives without seeking God’s guidance. We also will suffer the consequences from carnal decisions we make during those times.
I learned early on that faith involved developing a philosophy of life to live by that I could not fully prove. If I could prove every facet, then faith would not be required. I like the acrostic for FAITH, ”Forsaking All, I Take Him”. I was in my early 60’s before I quit asking God to fully prove Himself to me, and I consider that I have lived a spirit filled life. I just felt that if I reached a point that questions our doubts would never creep into my mind, I would have attained an important milestone. It just isn’t going to happen, and now I am content to let God be God and I will continue in my walk with Him as a sinner, saved by grace. That reminds me of an acrostic that I have heard for GRACE…”Gods Riches at Christ Expense”. God has taken care of all the details; I just need to press on.
June and I taught the twelfth grade Sunday school class at Gardendale First Baptist Church in the late eighties. While teaching the senior boys and girls together at Gardendale, we often left the scheduled lesson topic to chase a rabbit down another trail. On one occasion, the class raised the question of how we could prove that the Bible could be relied on as authentic from cover to cover. I challenged everyone to research the topic for the next few weeks and we would compile all of the evidence until we reached a consensus. The class agreed on a list of things that satisfied them to live their lives with faith that the Bible could be relied on from cover to cover. I would like to share some of the conclusions these bright seniors agreed on.
Forsaking all, I take Him (FAITH) by God’s riches at Christ’s Expense (GRACE). June and I accept the Bible as God’s inspired and inerrant Word.