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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 2, 2021

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SATURDAY, January 2

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Faith is a word that carries a lot of baggage in the religious world. It is bandied around easily by some and carefully avoided by others. Faith comes from the Greek word pistis, which (I would argue) is more akin to trust.

We have faith in many things, not only God. When I get on an airplane, I am amazed at the hope we all have while sitting in our seats, about to fly 500 miles an hour in a metal tube through the sky. If we were sane, we would demand to interview our pilots before takeoff. “Did you have a good night’s sleep? How are you feeling today? Do you have an extra pair of contacts, just in case?”

Instead, we have faith in the ability of the pilots to know what they are doing. We trust them. So, today, meditate on what it is to trust God, to have faith that God knows what God is doing.

MOVING FORWARD: The psalms are an excellent tool for meditating on trust. Spend some extra time with them today.

PRAY for the Dioceses of Lagos, Lagos Mainland, and Lagos West (all in Nigeria)

Ps 34 * 33 | Genesis 12:1-7 | Hebrews 11:1-12 | John 6:35-42,48-51



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