When grammar matters…

I know who God is. He is my saviour; perfect, sovereign, all-knowing, completely good.

I know what God promises to do. He will never leave me or forsake me; He will complete in me fully the works of grace He has begun; He will work for good all the difficult situations of my life. He will present me blameless before the throne of God.

What do I DO with this endless stream of knowledge, with these beliefs that I hold?

I doubt… I look at the waves around me, am overcome with anxiety and fear. I don’t see (or choose not to) my saviour walking towards me ON the rolling water.

Tonight I read: Belief is a verb – something that you do. (Ann Voskamp)

Yes, God is asking me to act on the things I believe. Knowing is not good enough – my knowledge must manifest itself in full, unrestrained trust.

Daily the waves come and rock my little boat. But I am a believer, one that fully accepts the truth of God’s person and promises. This belief should transform my practical responses to life. It should permeate me, translated into a complete trusting and RESTING.

This is my challenge to myself.

Laura: get your grammar right. Belief is a verb. DO IT.

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2 Responses to “When grammar matters…”


  1. 1 Alison September 5, 2011 at 5:26 am

    ‘belief is a verb’.. such a good reminder. thanks for the challenge.

    love when you let your heart spill out into writing.

    < 3

  2. 2 David Parker September 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    But… but… you ended your first sentence with a preposition!!!!!!!


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