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Tuesday, October 04 2016

Over the weekend, Will, Belle and I were taking a walk in our neighborhood. In our neighborhood, we often see deer in our backyard or passing through the neighbor's yard, and lately we see them crossing the street. This usually happens later in the day. Will likes to stop and watch their every move, noticing what we one is doing all the while counting how many are in the group. We took a moment to savor the experience and waited for the family to travel across one by one. I enjoy watching this family of deer and it was so nice to have our rhythm interrupted.

It's funny to me how sometimes interruptions in our day can bring moments of calmness and appreciation. There are certainly other interruptions in our day that we try to avoid like the plague. The same situation would have likely brought about a different reaction from any number of people.
I realize that this encounter is not earth shattering in comparison to some of the challenging experiences that we face in life. It just reminded me that when we face situations that are unexpected, our response to them often shapes our faith in a significant way. So then, how do your reactions to life's interruptions or unexpected circumstances, shape your faith?  Sometimes I find when life is a little bit unpredictable, I realize my need to live by faith and depend upon God's guidance.
As you consider the ways that life's interruptions shape your faith, listen to the words of this song by Jeremy Camp, "Walk by Faith".
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1

Prayer for Today

Gracious God, Help me to be more aware of your presence with me each day. Guide me as I seek to walk in faith, even when I cannot see the outcome. In Christ's Name, Amen

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