“And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.”
I work in the air conditioning business, and spend a lot of time trying to make people’s living spaces places they would want to be. It’s never a simple story, there are many factors that influence our feeling of comfort, and it varies from person to person.
I think we are like God like that, that even God has things that influence how comfortable he feels in a place.
What stood out to me this morning is that one of the factors that either makes God feel at home in a life is faith. I don’t mean that God needs our faith to be able to operate. I believe he doesn’t like to operate in that climate, in the same way that we don’t like doing our office work in the midday sun (ok fine, that is person specific ;op).
There are quite a few other factors that stand out quickly from the bible, such as humility, mercy, repentance, and love.
But this morning I am convicted that God loves real faith; expectant-, hopefull-, trusting-, reliant- faith; like a cool breeze on a hot day.
Holy God, thank you that you love us. Thank you that you love us so much that you have borne the worst working climates imaginable to help us. Thank you that save us despite spitting and cursing and biting and whipping.
We want to create lives that you enjoy being in. Holy Spirit, please teach us how to switch the air-con of our hearts on.
– We love you.
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”