We begin with faith. Yet faith is much more than belief, wishing or hoping. Faith is innate knowing – I know that I know that God and I are one. Peter knew that Jesus was the son of the living God. (Mt. 16:16). It is time now for us all to know that we are expressions of the living God – God works in, through and as us. We are the hands and feet of God. A declaration indeed.
Of course, faith is more than words, though we start here, speaking aloud words that reflect our faith. We then follow through with practice!
Personally, my faith is deepened and made real by taking time in the silence and meditation. My words and practice take me deeper into my very spirit. That in me which knows its connection and oneness with God, with All That Is.
We may begin our spiritual journey by wishing and hoping that we are all part of God – forever precious and loved. For most of us are not taught this as children. However, as we take time to sit quietly with our God, willing to make this divine connection conscious and real within us, God always shows up, for God is everywhere present – always here.
Our faith asks that we practice being with God. As we do this, our experience of God, along with our faith, deepens and grows. This is our journey.
How do you grow and develop your faith? For you are deeply loved and precious, here to reflect the goodness that God is, in this world.
Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
Watch a recent Thursday evening meditation using this affirmation of faith as our focus.
Unity in the UK