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Day 12 - Faith, Do You Need to See to Believe?

Updated: Jan 13

Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023

Can you believe without seeing, or do you need to see to believe?

Humans have such a need to see before they believe. In both the Old and New Testaments, you find story after story recounting and explaining God's miracles. Over and over, he demonstrates his glory. Yet, we still do not want to believe before seeing with our eyes.


Are you sure you have not seen a miracle of the Lord?


Consider the wings of a butterfly opening and closing with grace and color of great beauty. How is it that something so fragile carries the butterfly just long enough to fulfill its mission to find its place to die and, as a result, to bring the next generation to life?


How do fish know where to leave their eggs for fertilization and safety? How do young salmon know what path to follow and instinctively know they must make the journey? There are examples of instinct in all animals and within ourselves. Perhaps instinct is one of the best examples of a God-given miracle, given at our creation because he knew we must have it to survive.


Consider the Bible. Is there a miracle in knowing that a paper book written so long ago has touched so many lives through several thousand years of weather, destruction, location, and language differences? That we can read the word of God and grow through it. We can read the stories Jesus tells and feel the example of his love and sacrifice for us on the cross. Could it be less tangible?


How do you find peace so many days after bowing your head in prayer?


So many things seem to point out God is real, yet many doubt it. Why must you feel that God is only found in the big miracles? Perhaps if we look to the microscopic every day, we will find ourselves overwhelmed with the sights indicating God is real and present with us.


Hopefully, you can convince yourself that you do not need to see a modern-day example of God to know. Without a doubt, he is there with you right now. He, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit surround you with love. They patiently wait for your understanding and action because they love you.


Prayer:

Jesus, you gave yourself for me and all who have and will live on this earth. You are the only example I need to know: God's love and creation of this world and all people are real. So today, I ask you to strengthen my knowledge and heart to speak quickly and readily about my certainty. Give me your words, and I will state them. I love you, and thank you for loving me before I was born. Jesus Christ, hear my prayer and ask your Father to help me be the child of God he yearns for. Amen

TRIPOLI Zentangle, Inc. Original Tangle in Coral QoR Watercolor using Micron 01 Pen by Texas Artist Author Cindy Rae Fancher, CZT®

a tangle originated by Zentangle, Inc.


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Watch Cindy Rae draw TRIPOLI. Draw TRIPOLI with me!


Learn how to draw TRIPOLI. This video is from Zentangle® Project Pack number 15. Molly Hollibaugh of Zentangle, Inc., tangles TRIPOLI. Fast forward to 17:35 in the video.


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I love being a child of God. Your tangle has me feel I am living as one of His surrounded by all of His.

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Apr 30, 2023
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Great observation about the tangle! So glad you see not only yourself but all of humanity within it! Cindy Rae

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