Monday, June 2, 2014

Share Your Faith: Trust

Have you ever wondered what it felt like to walk on water? Click on this picture.

Cornstarch and water make a non-Newtonian liquid. This liquid doesn’t follow the normal rules about liquids and solids. When you pour the cornstarch water it acts like a liquid and when you apply pressure it acts like a solid. 

Here is a recipe for “oobleck” if you want to play with it yourself.

Here is the book that inspired the name "oobleck":

God gives us faith and trust and then He give us opportunities to use these gifts. Read what the Bible says about Jesus and Peter walking on water in Matthew 14: 22-33.

What would you have done in Peter’s situation? It is easy to say we would jump out of the boat and run to Jesus, but would we really step out of that boat?  I am not sure that I would trust my eyes or my ears. I might just wave from the boat and ask Jesus to come join me.

Think about times when you needed to trust. Maybe it was when your swimming teacher was encouraging you to jump in the pool. Maybe it was at the doctor’s office when you were getting a shot. Maybe it was when your Mom, or Dad, or teacher, or coach, encouraged you to try something new. 

The ability to trust in God does not come from inside of us. We are not capable of building our own trust or faith. God gives us faith and builds our faith when we are baptized  and when we hear and learn His Word. 

When we have times in our life where we face scary things – God is giving us an opportunity to use that faith. Here is a great verse to memorize:

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4: 13, ESV)

Remember this verse when you face something scary – God is with you!

No comments:

Post a Comment

I would love to see your comments and suggestions to fellow parents.