Just as umbrellas shield us from the rain, faith covers us from the questions and fears that flood our souls. When storm clouds gather, rain can sprinkle in a mist or pelt in torrent and an umbrella is only as good as the using of it in the moment.
Umbrellas left in the closet or forgotten in the car offer no protection from the deluge. And faith left unused, growing rusty in the back of our hearts will not shield us from unbelief.
Enough for now.
We need now faith for every moment to choose the simple and the whole. Faith in the moment stretches us to believe God for what we cannot see. Faith for one simple thing is ours for the choosing.
Now faith is for this moment, not left over from yesterday’s issue or saved up for tomorrow’s trial. Now faith rests in the wholeness of choosing God in the moment before us, the one opening up right now.
Now emphasizes and points to the timeliness of faith. Raise the umbrella of faith over the banter of doubt that echoes in your ears and tugs at your insides. Rest in this moment standing under the power of one holy choice to trust God, to hang onto hope.
“…yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. Therefore it was also credited to him as righteousness.“–Romans 4:20-21
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Gather for the day and rest in the moment, refusing to step off to the left or right. Set one foot in front of the other, now faith is a step by step journey right into the goodness of God.
Strong and steady, faith is one simple thing for the choosing. What moment is before you? What is your right now need for faith? A fear or frustation? A discouragement or decision?
In this moment, choose to trust in the rightness of God who gives faith by the sweet gift of grace.
Ask Him. Trust Him for…
… the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith”–Romans 1:17
Now faith takes us all the way…
Here is the power of this moment.
Faith for this moment has power to protect because it is God’s hand that covers. It is His righteousness and steadfastness that enfolds our souls. How many times have I thought that faith is dependent on my strength?
“We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God… ” Hebrews 6:18-19 MSG
Faith is the power that anchors hope to our souls. Hold fast with confidence when the waters rise. Now faith is for the rainy moments–the showers, the drizzles, and the downpours. Open your umbrella and choose wholeness that is your solid ground when dreams grow soggy at your feet.
Don’t wait for the rain to stop.
Umbrellas are for the rain and faith is for saving.
Choose now faith for one simple thing.
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Choose holiness in the simple things. Choose life that brings joy despite the rain and grace in the moment. Rest your goals in His hand and seek God with all your heart. Love your family and do your work–but each day choose grace in the simple things and let the moments add up to God’s best in you.
God’s best for you.
One moment at a time.
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What challenges have caused you to struggle in faith? Which scripture passage most inspires you to choose the wholeness of now faith?
Ginger, I love this! Now faith! Amen. I love your photos too. You model is adorable!
Thanks Deb! I appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment today. Blessings of Now Faith all around.
Loved it! thanks so much for the encouragement! 🙂 remain blessed!
Thanks so much for letting me know. May God give you all the now faith you need today and everyday.
This is so good. You’re right. When we choose faith in the simple things, then the not so simple things aren’t quite so overwhelming either, because we’ve already established that good practice, so it comes more naturally.
NOW faith! Amen and Amen!!
Every moment, season, purpose in life needs the anointing of Now faith! 🙂
I love 2 Corinthians 9:8
God is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times having all that you need you will abound in every good work!
Blessings to you! Stay encouraged this week and keep writing speaking and ministering the gospel – your voice matters! 🙂
love Danise 🙂 #raralinkup
Ginger, this is wonderful: “Faith for this moment has power to protect because it is God’s hand that covers. It is His righteousness and steadfastness that enfolds our souls.” Also, I LOVE the subhead of your blog name: Where the Spiritual Meets the Practical.
NOW faith. Visiting from Kristin’s today!
Oh yes! Thanks for stopping by.
Shared this in PraiseMoves today. Right on, sister, let’s open up our Now Faith every moment 🙂
Hey there! Thanks for sharing with your girls! Hugs to you, my friend!
Faith certainly does the saving, even from the storms that are beyond our imagination. Thanks for encouraging well. I’m glad you linked up at #ThreeWordWednesday.
Thanks for stopping by! Blessings Kristin.
You have inspired me to choose faith in all moments that leave me hurt, disappointed, or fearful. God does not show us our whole story, only the next step. This can be quite frustrating for me, but I grow more in trust and understanding every day.
Well put. And yes, me too! I am learning to trust Him with the entire journey. Blessings today.
Now faith – love it!! Choosing God in the moment – something I often forget to do when I’m bogged down my worry or fear. It truly is a choice that we have to make everyday – to believe Him for His truths – to believe that He is able. Thanks for sharing your truth. Blessed to be stopping by from #threewordwednesday.
Worry and fear will bog us down so quickly if we let it. This is why the image of opening our umbrella of faith resonated so with me. Thanks for visiting today.
I love how you said we need *now* faith. So, so true. That really helps me conceptualize what it means to walk by faith- thanks for that! This post encouraged me; thanks for linking up with Grace and Truth!
I am grateful that the truths God works into souls through experience. What an added blessing when sharing these lessons encourages others. Thank you so much for joining me today.
Wow- I love “now” faith! It’s personal and immediate and practical and life-saving. Such a gift from God to His beloved. Thanks for the beautiful reminder, Ginger! (Plus I adore the photos!) Blessings to you!
It is always a joy to discover connections between the photos and the writing. I love the way you put this–personal, immediate, practical, and life-saving. I learn so much from the things folks respond to–one of the blessings of commenting on blogs! Thanks for leaving a comment today.
Hi Ginger … love this emphasis on NOW! Not the faith of some season back.
This I’ll take with me as I head into the NOW of this week.
No time like the present, right? Thanks for visiting today and I hope your NOW week is filled with faith and joy.