Prologue

God’s grace is freely given, who we are as faithful followers of Christ are the result of the work God does in us. We are His workmanship.

My most humbling discovery was to come to know that I have nothing to do with how I obtain faith. Faith is a gift that is freely given to us. We often speak of growing our faith… actually faith grows us!

Henri Whitfield

pexels-photo-257360.jpegMy journey of faith is a unique story of how circumstances, good and evil, are used to establish me in faith. Faith carries me through the consequences of my failures, the grind of my challenges, and the loftiness of my successes. My most humbling discovery was to come to know that I have nothing to do with how I obtain faith.

Faith is freely given in the quietness of our hearts, and it is perfected by the storms that we endure in life. Like the snow that blankets a rough terrain, faith covers our blemishes, freezes our fears, and ultimately it waters and replenishes our souls. Our souls are rejuvenated as the icy disappointments of life melt away in the warmth of redemptive, liberating, powerful experiances in our lives.

 “…for by grace have ye, been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works, that no man should glory. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared, that we should walk in them.”[1] (Ephesians 2:8-9)

[1] American Standard Version (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995), Eph 2:8–10.

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