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I Wonder As I Wander
by Janie Buck
Date: 06.20.2006

Have you ever wondered why some people have so much faith? They keep moving through life with a secret source of strength that is puzzling. And how did they get so much faith that they see the answers to their prayers?

It is really rather simple. They read a book. Not any old book but the Bible. In it they learned about God’s love and Jesus the only Savior. You can know Him too for He said, “Come to me... and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28).

First we must come to Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins. Believe that He died on the cross (it wasn’t for anything He had done) but for all who will put their trust in Him as their Savior. The Father accepts what Jesus did in our place and forgives us.

Also we need to learn about Him daily by reading and studying the Bible. God speaks to us from the page up. That is, as we read the Bible asking Him to apply what we are reading to our life He will help us understand and apply it to everyday life. That is how our faith grows.

Jesus is the Author and Finisher of our faith. (Heb. 12:2) He wrote the book, and He continues to work in us, teaching, correcting and leading us until we go to heaven. That is encouraging because we are not alone trying to muster up faith and grow in grace and knowledge of God. Stop and think about Him giving us faith and helping us grow in trusting God.

There is one thing we need to do, and that is “...fixing our eyes on Jesus” and trust Him to keep us going.

He is the One who helps. He is the Creator, originator, instigator, founder, initiator, and source of our faith. These words help us see Him as the Person who encourages. He helps us make it through daily life as we pray about everything.


Memory Verse: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I accept your invitation. I come to you and ask you to forgive my sins. Come into my heart and guide me in the why I should go. Thank you for hearing my prayer. I praise you, my Savior. Thanks for never leaving me so I can depend upon your presence protecting me form things I fear, and helping me through all of life’s ups and downs. Amen



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