On Friday I ministered to some people who were in great pain. Hope was fading away from them. With each one I felt I had to ask them what was the one thing God asks of us: Only believe. Each one broke down in their concerns and admitted they didn't feel it ... we agreed our faith of belief goes beyond our emotions of feelings.
Yesterday I traveled to Atlanta to meet with a writing group. A new member read a poem she had been commissioned to write titled: "Only Believe." In her beautiful rhythm she crafted words that transcended feelings or doom and the conclusion was "Only Believe."
I love IKEA, so I made sure I had enough time to have my fun time in that fabulous store before heading back on the two hour trip home. I'm digging through the "As Is" section when I notice a man praying for a woman in a wheel chair. I silently prayed without bringing any attention to myself. We ended up in line together at the checkout. I mentioned seeing him praying and we celebrated our Christianity. He spent those minutes glowing on how God is showing him that all is well if we "only believe."
So today........to all of you, I have two words: