Sunday, June 6, 2010

Walking In Faith




I spent some time at the beach last week with my family to celebrate my son's birthday.  It was so beautiful .  Everyone was happy and my grandson found his favorite place was a hammock that hung between two trees.  The wind rocked his hammock and he fell peacefully asleep. There was food, fellowship and family.  There is nothing like going to the beach to revive your spirit.  It is so nice to walk along the beach and have time to think and commune with God not allowing the world to get in there and pollute my time with Him.

 “But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do”  Psalm 1:2
This scripture really touched my heart as I walked along the beach. It is one thing to know the law of the Lord but it is another to step out in faith and live the law of the Lord. Sometimes the stress of living today can  turn our head away from God and his words.  Doubt can seep in there and cripple our faith. Unfulfilled faith creeps into one’s life like oil into water. Just as oil pollutes,   leaving a gray film which ruins the purity of the water so does doubt, coupled by inaction, covers the purity of faith; rendering it polluted, unfit, and unusable.

Just look at what the oil has done to the once beautiful waters of the Gulf.  The oil has overtaken the fresh blue water and killed everything it has covered.  That is when you just have to submit yourself to God and his word fully.  Take that leap of faith. The bible says that faith without works is dead. James 2:26  Faith that is activated through works will skim away that oil and bring back the clear clean water recovering the purity that obedience and submission to God brings. Just like the ocean washes away  everything from the shore and makes the sand look new.

I just love how God renews my faith and my spirit like the ocean washing away all my doubt and leaving me with a clean slate to start anew each day.  He is truly the lover of my soul and the Lord of my life. 

23 comments:

I love this blog and the photo is amazing, what kind of camera do you use if you don't mind me askign?

The passage from Psalms and James are so true. I think it's important to take leaps of faith even when you are in doubt, that's the most important time to take those leaps!! Thanks for writing this. It helps to remind me when I'm having days like today where I am filled with doubt and sadness over the little things, to have faith, take leaps of faith and never give up on life or God

MAY THE LORD KEEP RENEWING YOUR FAITH AND MINE, BLESS YOU MY SISTER IN CHRIST!

What kind of hammock do you have? I got one from Target and I love it so much!! My grandbabies fight to swing and rock in it. It's so peaceful and relaxing. Hawaii must really be wonderful. To rock in a hammock by the beach, I love the idea!! God Bless you Kelekia!

That scene of the ocean reminds me of the movie Point Break. Where they're surfing. How serene and peaceful. <3 it so much!!

--I just love how God renews my faith and my spirit like the ocean washing away all my doubt and leaving me with a clean slate to start anew each day. He is truly the lover of my soul and the Lord of my life. -- indeed, so true!

God and His miracles. The ocean and sand. There's no need for a tanning bed or a pedicure when God gives you such a beautiful beach to swim at!! This blog is so true. Love this very much. Gracias

The hammock is from the swap meet and it is woven. I just throw a quilt or beach towel on it and then lay my grandchildren in. They absolutely love it!!

My camera is the Sony panorama camera. I like it because it is small enough to fit in the poket of my shorts and it was reasonably priced at Costco.

Isn't it the truth that we all have days when we feel our faith slipping. That is what is so great about being a part of the family of God. We always seem to be there to pick a brother or sister up. To love one another as Christ loves us.

babies are cute, grandbabies are cuter!1 Luv this

To be able to see such a place like that pictured every day if you wanted to is such a blessing in itself. Sometimes God has such a great plan for us and I believe he is using YOU to spread his word and help those of us stuck in dark, rainy places like Vancouver, B.C. to see a little more summer and feel like we're on vacay seeing photos like yours!

What kind of food do Hawaiiayns eat at the beach. Can u cook at the beach or is it illegal. Are bonfires illegal there on the beach ?

I read an article that said there are thousands of letters at the USPS to God from random people searching for help, faith, prayers and answers. God answers prayers, it may not happen on your time clock but it will happen the way HE wants it to!! Having faith is a blessed thing! Thanks!

I have never been to the ocean. I'm 24 and I live in Oklahoma. I'm just simple farm folk salt of the earth Christian and proud of it!! What does the ocean smell like, how does it feel? Is it like a pool, does it taste like salt? How does sand feel?!

What does kelekia mean? is that a phone

do coconuts really grow on trees there and are they safe to eat? sorry for asking you so many questions, I am just so jazzed about Hawaii and I pray really hard one day I can go and see the ocean and taste the food and water.

I have an old camera frm my great greandmother. I wish I knw how to use it

do you hawaiians really marry your cousins like in the princess kiluni movie?

Oh emm geee, have you ever like seen a shark or a whale in the ocean? What a bout a dolphin ?That would be so rad

Kelekia means Teresa in Hawaiian.

Hi Michelle the ocean is one of Gods greatest gifts to us. Not only is it beautiful but it gives us food and cleans the air. It is wonderful to stand on the shore and feel the wind on your face. The ocean smells salty and clean and really fresh. Yes Coconuts do grow on trees. They grow on the coco palm trees. I hope that someday you can get here to see, smell and swim in the ocean!!!

I would love to go to Oklahoma some day to see it and go to Richard Roberts church there. That would be very exciting!

Tavyn said...

What kind of food do Hawaiiayns eat at the beach. Can u cook at the beach or is it illegal. Are bonfires illegal there on the beach ?

Hawaiians love to eat any kind of fish, we eat kalo which is poi made from the taro root, we love to eat kalua pig, lomi salmon, kalolo, sweet potato and McDonalds! LOL Yes you can cook at the beach and yes you can have fires on the country beaches.

Anonymous said...

do you hawaiians really marry your cousins like in the princess kiluni movie?

No Hawaiians do not marry their cousins. We are the 50th state and we are under the same laws that the other states are under and recognize. Princess Ka'iulani was set to marry her cousin Koa because she was a princess and they could only marry someone of royal blood. Unfortunately for the Hawaiians most of the royals were blood related. Unless like Princess Pauahi, the king allowed her to marry for love to Charles Bishop.

Sarandon said...

Oh emm geee, have you ever like seen a shark or a whale in the ocean? What a bout a dolphin ?That would be so rad

I have seen lots of whales. Right now it is summer and the whales love to come to Hawaii to have their babies in the warm waters here. They play all summer in the waters. When you are lucky enough to see them it is awesome!!!

I have been lucky enough not to see a shark close up. I have seen them from a distance and have seen them at Sea Life Park.

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