Don’t Know Much About History

Don’t Know Much About History

So we saw the movie “National Treasure” last night. I’d say it was pretty good, not great, just pretty good. It was an entertaining movie about a man obsessed with a treasure and he uses clues that the founding fathers left behind to find it. It also briefly alludes to the Freemasons but doesn’t really go into any details about them. This movie could have been easily made into an Indiana Jones movie because it does rely much on history and historical knowledge. I guess it’s one of those historical fiction type movies except it’s set in the present. I’m not sure if that even makes sense. Oh well, there are better things to worry about I suppose.

So according to the Bible, faith, by definition is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Since Christianity is a so-called faith based religion, faith must be really important. Of course, faith is a difficult concept because our Western minds do like anything that requires us to believe in anything that cannot be physically tested or requires us to believe in something that does not have a tangible result. But further on in that chapter it also says that “without faith it is impossible to please God” (11:6), so if I try to live my life without faith, I will definitely not please God. Why am I going down this track? Well, lately it really seems like my faith is being tested. I know that the Bible says and I am trying to live it, but you know, it’s tough. But, I guess that’s what faith is all about…trusting God and believing that he “rewards those who earnestly seek him” (11:6).

Now that this year is coming to an end, I have many options ahead of me. I have no doubt that any number of options could be chosen and I would be blessed by God no matter what I choose, but I also believe that there is a “best” option for me to choose. I guess I am still praying into it and trying to figure out exactly which option is the best and what God wants me to do. Sometimes I just wish God would tell me or show me what he wants me to do, but I also realize that if I knew everything, I wouldn’t have to rely on him anymore. If I could “see” what the future holds that would no longer be within our definition of faith since it is “the evidence of things NOT seen.” Hmmm, not sure if I’m even making sense. I seem to be kind of rambling and talking in circles. Well, guess I’ll wrap this up because I am not really sure where this entry is going. It may be going no where. I just wanted to kind of sort out my thoughts but I think I may have confused myself even more. Oh well. I’ll just keep praying…

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