Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Jacob 1:5 -- On Faith and Anxiety

"For because of faith and great anxiety, it truly had been made manifest unto us concerning our people, what things should happen unto them."
Jacob 1:5

It is really cool that faith can help so many things happen.  This is seeing the future, right?  Who doesn't want to do that?  And it was because of faith... and anxiety.  In this case, I think anxiety doesn't just mean worry, but more concern and willingness to help... they really loved these people and wanted them to succeed, which made them worried, yes, but not in a pointless, stressy way.  It was in a let's-solve-this-problem way. And when we pair our belief + willingness to act (which are the ingredients of faith) with love + service, which in this case equals anxiety, or the care they felt for the people, or if you will, charity, the pure love of Christ, then you get telling the future. :)  Which is cool, and helped them prepare their people for what would come.  Now, this doesn't mean that we can use the future as entertainment or for profit.  I think it was limited to their stewardship and wasn't the winning lottery numbers... but still, amazing. :)
Today, let's work on our faith and our charity-type anxiety.  It might not result in a vision for the future, but God will help us with our righteous desires.  Let's jump in and be willing to work and serve for what we love and believe in... those are the ingredients of miracles.

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