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Dependent, Obedient, Biblical Faith

We understand the concept of faith incorrectly. Consequently, there are a slew of misunderstandings emanating from mankind's harebrained attempts at defining faith on their terms. Oftentimes, we're trained to read the Scriptures and memorize the stories and stand mouths agape at the heroic faithfulness of the patriarchs and champions of the Biblical narrative. We're made to see their success and note God's blessing, and the natural conclusion from such a reading is that gold-medal faith is the standard. That's the bar for "victorious Christian living." But I'd say that nothing could be further from the truth.

Your God’s Too Big

Nine days. For nine days our pet German Shepherd/Retriever mix named Chloe was lost to us. I should've seen it coming, though. We moved from an area in West Palm Beach, Florida that provided more than enough property Chloe to sprint and play and dig (I hated that part). Chloe didn't take well to the sights and sounds and smells of the new place — so much so, that she dug under the fence and scampered off.