What My Dad Says About Faith
My dad and I were talking recently. He always says these really profound things when we’re having heart to hearts. Well, not always. Sometimes I’m like, “Daaadddd!!!!” because I don’t agree with what he’s saying or it’s hard to get a word in edgewise! Can you relate? 🙂
And then there are those times where the Spirit is moving right through him. When the words he’s speaking reach right into my Soul and Spirit and plant a seed that makes such an impact in my life.
Dad and I must’ve been talking about all of the changes in life due to COVID-19 and what was going to happen as a result. I must’ve been sharing about how I’d found faith through this time period, this resolve to know that things are working out for the greater good. It’s something I haven’t always had, faith, but as devout Chrisitians, my parents always touted faith and it’s necessity in their lives, how it brought them through many difficult and challenging times.
You know what they say though, you can’t believe something until you’ve experienced it for yourself. There is a LOT of truth to this saying for me. It’s like, why was it so hard to learn that lesson? Why didn’t I just listen to that older, wiser person telling me, “No, don’t do that thing!”? Because, I had to learn it for myself. Have a real experience with that thing to know what it was like and why I should or should not choose it.
That’s what this belief in faith has been like for me, something I’ve had to have my own personal experience with. And my experience with faith and in faith is happening over time, years, and decades.
When I was 22 years old I’d moved out to Denver CO., after graduating from undergraduate school. One month, I had less than $100 to my name. Not knowing how I was going to make ends meet, I didn’t want to ask my mom and dad for help until my next paycheck came, so I held off.
A friend was visiting at the time and we were hanging out in my apartment. That day, I got a check in the mail. A random $100 was sent to me by the IRS, which I didn’t even anticipate. Holy moly, “I DO have more money,” I thought as a wave of relief and jubilation washed over me!
This very simple lesson waaayyy back when taught me something so valuable. Things DO work out. When I least expect it that check, that money, that friend, that support, that place, that client, that home, that relationship, etc., will come at the right time, be in the right place and come in the right ways. I don’t have to worry, although I can if I want, and what good does that do anyways?
So, I’m so happy to share this quote with you through my dad, who shared it with me.
“If you’re faithful, everything will move in the right direction.” – Dad
How has faith changed your life for the better?
What do faith and action, or non-action, have to do with each other?
I wish you all the best on your journey.
With Love and Faith.
Aloha Nui Loa,