Living by Faith

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

"The just shall live by faith." Romans 1:17 What powerful words. These words ignited the heart of Martin Luther and sparked the Reformation. After centuries of darkness the church finally saw a ray of light and hope. But what does it mean to live by faith?

I think the answer is simple. The baby in this photo has complete dependance and faith in their father. Everything this child needs will be looked after. There is no stress or worry. Do we rest with the same complete faith and trust in our Heavenly father?

I attended seminary —the Canadian Baptist Seminary—without really understanding the purpose God had for me to be there. It was faith that God was leading that gave me a ray of hope when someone asked why I was continuing to learn. A woman in her eighties pointed out I was getting older. I guess she assumed I hadn't noticed. It was faith that I heard from God that kept me there.

Once someone asked a very different elderly lady why she bothered to study the Bible so fervently. What was the point? I love her reply. She said she was cramming for the finals. So what is God saying to us? It doesn't matter what others say—it's what God says that's important. Our hope and trust must be completely in Him and His leading in our lives.

We need to have faith that He who has begun a good work in us will complete it. No worries. We can walk by faith and rest in the knowledge that God is not finished with us. Jesus asked, "When the Son of Man returns will He find faith on the Earth?" Matthew 25:31 —May we live by faith in the Son of God. Trust Him. He loves you. Blessings, Beloved.

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About Me

Rena was born a block away from a fascinating tide pool in Vancouver, British Columbia. (She loves tide pools, painting, reading, writing...)

She has been an  Elementary and High School teacher for 18 years - is married and has four adult children - and has had the amazing opportunity to travel the globe as an Ambassador with the Department of Eternal Affairs.

Rena began writing her story - one of rejection, betrayal, and healing from brokenness - while sitting under a mosquito net in China. Two years later she put all the scribbly notes together at a guest house in Haifa, Israel. "A Life Set Free" was born.

"Bubs Bunny Goes to Camp", "Mommy & Baby's Journal", and her latest book -"MANHUNT" - Book 1 in "The Narrow Path Trilogy" -are all available on Amazon.

God took an abandoned, fearful child and is using her life to show the impossible is possible when our lives are surrendered to Him. He can do more than we ask or think. She sincerely hopes this blog blesses and encourages you. 

Blessings, Beloved.



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