With suitcase packed, and pen and paper ready and waiting, I left for a week’s vacation with my youngest daughter, son in-law, and 3 grandchildren. A Grandma’s Point of View spectacular! My first of several life applications came as we were in line for the Safari ride at Animal Kingdom at Disney World. While passing a TV (one of many mounted to the ceiling), which was continually playing information about the ride and the purpose for conservation and saving the animal environment, etc., I heard a man’s voice say, “the only way to keep something in your heart is to see it.” WELL, the gears in my brain began to roll! Now I understand where he was coming from, he was referring to the animals in the wild and preserving the way they are meant to live. Seeing them, in this way, I’m sure makes a lasting impression and a willingness to be a part of saving our planet. But I immediately thought about the other people that heard this, including my grandchildren, and do they apply this thought: “the only way to keep something in your heart is to see it,” to all aspects of their lives? Hebrews 11:6a says, “But without faith it is impossible to please God.” Faith comes by hearing God’s Word and Hebrews 1:1 says, “faith is the substance (assurance) of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is seeing the invisible and faith is not a feeling. Certainly, the feeling of concern for life is important, but our eternal life is more important. We must have faith to please God. Father, help me to walk by faith in the Word of God and not by sight. Help me to grow in faith, and may I be moved by what I believe, not by what I feel. I ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.
by Janiece Self