Thursday, November 6, 2008

A little of both maybe?

After our lively discussion last night on discipline, we ended on a note of faith. It seems to me that discipline and faith kind of go hand in hand. A little discipline produces a little faith? When we walk in discipline, we are trusting that our goals will be reached, even though we cannot see them right away. Not sure I really understand how the two are connected, or if in fact one produces the other, but I do know this. . . they are connected and they are both extremely important qualities to embrace on lifestyle change. Probably my favorite quote that is not scriptural follows and I think that it speaks to this journey in every way.

"When you come to the edge of all the light you know
And are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,
Faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid on which to stand
Or you will be taught to fly."

So fly on my fellow sojourners in lifestyle change, fly on. And remember, if you are not quite in the place of "knowing" one of two things will happen, then just trust. Trusting, in a nutshell, is the faith! Have a great week!

1 comment:

Yarbster said...

I find great comfort and strength in that quotation also - stepping off into the darkness is definitely a step of faith but we must do so to grow - and GOD is ALWAYS there on which to stand. Thank you for your encouragement. I am very sad I will miss group next week. Yarbster