First a Meme

Update:  Glenn at Redreaming the Dream also tagged me for this meme.  You might be interested in reading his response and following the trail of others who have participated in this meme.

Over the weekend, I was tagged by Gary at Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit for a meme answering the question:

How would you define simple faith in Christ?

My simple answer is that I believe in Jesus – God expressed in human form. I believe that His birth, life, death, and resurrection restored my relationship with God.

Moving beyond the Sunday School answer…because of my faith in Christ, I choose to follow Him, to attempt to live a life submitted to His rule and reign in my life.

At the forefront of this is to love God with my heart, soul, mind, and strength. To be honest, when I consider that even my ability to love Him is dependent on Him first, I cannot really say that I know how to love Him. I still ask Him to teach me how to love Him.

This is what I know about loving God today…

  • I can have meaningful times of worship and prayer.
  • I can rest in and receive His love.
  • I can extend His love to others in both words and action.

If you feel inspired to answer this question on your blog, please feel free to mention it in the comments and remember to link back to Gary’s blog  or Glenn’s blog.

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5 thoughts on “First a Meme

  1. Grace,

    I’ve been meditating on this off and on since I read this at work. I think that Simple Faith in Christ can be something so profound its hard to put much more than a “Sunday School” answer into words

  2. Thanks for your thoughts. I agree that the simplicity of faith is profound. It was a good exercise to attempt to put it into words.

  3. Grace,

    You said:
    “This is what I know about loving God today…
    -I can have meaningful times of worship and prayer.
    -I can rest in and receive His love.
    -I can extend His love to others in both words and action.”

    I can do part of the first one sometimes.
    I struggle with the second one.
    I have done the last one at times, but it’s not like I’m very intentional or consistent with it.
    But God is at work in my life in all of these areas. Fortunately, He does all of the heavy lifting in the reconstruction of my heart.

  4. Gary,
    I didn’t mean to imply that I’ve achieved complete success in these areas. They are just what I know to do. Yes, thankfully the reconstruction is more dependent on Him than me!

    Glenn,
    You are welcome. It was an interesting meme.

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