Asked why he still attended church, a man replied, “For me church is like an old ship. While it may leak, need repair, and drifts off course from time to time, it is the only ship afloat. What sense does it make for me to jump ship and to try swimming in shark infested waters and brave storms on my own?”
There are times when I pray, I fail to hear what God is saying. Often it is because I am doing all the talking….
Faith does come from just the mind, nor does it come just from the heart, nor from our spirit, nor the body. Instead, it comes from all four. Without the heart, it is just an intellectual exercise. Without the mind, it is just a feel good experience. Without the spirit, it remains earthbound. Without the body, it has no substance. It is not until it involves our entire person-hood, does it become real.