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If you’ve read any other entries in my blog, you know that I am a thinker.  Sometimes too much for my own good.  Every once in awhile though as I learn to listen more and more.  As I do so, I feel tremendously blessed to be given the chance to learn things that I wouldn’t if I stayed busy worrying and wringing my hands as I used to.  In 2009, I had the opportunity  to meet a friend and learn about her revelation of Faith and place it has in her life.   Even to this day (and beyond I’d imagine) it  continues to influence the way I live my life even now.    She wrote so eloquently:

“The funny thing is Faith — true Faith –not the one that you chose, name, and tithe to actually follows you around and Loves you — not the other way around. It’s funny because it’s like it clings to you.  We are the ones that lose it — behind the negative thoughts, in cold and distant stares because it is far easier to give up than to hang on.  To simply live for the next moment, and the next, and the next. He knows what greatness He has destined you for from start to finish.  We are the fickle ones — too easy, not believable, surely a trap or a trick. Too hard – what did we do to deserve this? What did we miss – perhaps His Faith, His Love, His undeniable joy in our triumph is our example of what it means to be truly – unabashedly – faithful.”

Well said my friend, well said.