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 working to establish me in faith. Faith reorients our failures, give purpose to our challenges, and humbles us when we are applauded for our victories. It is God’s passport into His presence. As a result of God’s gift of faith, we hear, recognize, and respond to the truth of the gospel. By faith we navigate life. God repeatedly shows us that He is at work in us.  I can’t cultivate my faith but my faith cultivates me.

Pandemics, anarchy, and an alleged Christian Church movement aligned with a worldly political system causes believers and unbelievers to question the validity of faith. However, faith is necessary and it is the means whereby we endure. Faith is freely given to us and it is perfected by the victories and storms we endure in life. My goal is to communicate to the person who questions the authenticity of his/her faith because of seemingly unanswered prayers. Faith is the fabric of life that covers every believer because of the grace of a sovereign Lord.

 “…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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