It's been on our currency for years.
I see it on license plates everywhere I go.
But, how many of us truly live this out?
How many of us as Christians are showing non-believers
that we trust in God?
Sadly, I know that I fail every day.
We pray, and we say we have faith.
We read scripture, and we are part of the local church.
We listen to Christian music,
and we teach Bible stories to our children.
We give thanks before our meals,
and we live "good" lives in front of others.
On the flip side, though, we doubt.
We don't exemplify faith.
We often have bad attitudes,
and we don't always have the nicest things to say.
When we do these things,
we are showing the world that we indeed
don't always trust in God, our Father.
Is this what we want to do?
I think most of us would say no.
However, in order for things to change,
we have got to make a decision.
Each of us, as a child of God, has to decide to take a stand.
None of us are perfect, and we never will be.
I know that I fail every day.
We can all, however, be a light in this dark world.
We can step out on faith, even when we are scared to death.
We can have a positive outlook on things,
even when the way looks dark and bleak.
We can use our tongues to uplift others
instead of tear them down.
We can show others that
we do, in fact
still trust in God.
He is the one who carries us through
in the good times and in the bad.