Monday, December 15, 2008

The seed of faith...

ok, so now it's come to my attention, and is helping me to link things together, that we are not saved by faith, but through our convictions. At the time of salvation, a seed of faith is planted. That seed is the measure of faith that He's given to us. As we grow in our walk as a Christian, so does that seed, or our faith grow. So, keeping with my interpretation of measure as "all"- what is all of my faith now, should not be all of my faith later. My faith should continue to grow. Ok, so hopefully that made sense to you? I've worked out, with some help, the measure confusion. If you are still confused, I"ll happily try to explain it to you more.

Bear with me, I think in random order! I"m trying to keep it all together here!

So now, I'm going to take a break. Do some praying, and seek God's answer for this nagging question:

When does self-esteem cross the line and become pride?


Bonita said...

I'm so confused, my head hurts... LOL!

Crystal said...

I think the answer to your question would be that you can be pleased with yourself, but when you start to think yourself better than others because of your accomplishments, then you are over the line. Also our Heavenly Father has never used the word "proud" or "pride" to describe this sense of pleasure. Think of Savior. The Lord said more than once, "This is my beloved son in whom I am well PLEASED" Matt 3:17, 17:5, Mark 1:11, Luke 3:22, 2 Peter 1:17. Notice he doesn't say "in whom I am PROUD of"

Anyway, if you have any other thoughts on this, I would love to hear them.

Brooke McIntire said...

I like that example, Crystal :) Thanks! I knew this was the answer, I was just having a hard time putting scripture with it to back it up. Know what I mean? I think I did finally "prove" this point. Or did I?! ROFL!

Crystal said...

You did. I was just rambling a little myself. LOL. I love reading you blog when I have time. I think you are an awesome person with such a sweet spirit!

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