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Deep and wide faith

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Deep and wide faith

Post by Doggie » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:25 pm

I was thinking about faith and whether it is better deep or wide. I realise that it needs to be both. When you think about the root system of a tree. The roots go out wide to pull in nutrients and then deep so it can find water during a dry spell. When storms come this root system holds the tree firm so it doesn't get torn up from the soil of our heart.
It is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me.

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Re: Deep and wide faith

Post by Papalovesyou » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:50 pm

As deep as Jesus and as wide as His love?
May we all come to know Papa as we are known... and see ourselves as He sees us!

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Re: Deep and wide faith

Post by Courageous » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:34 pm

Mack is described in the movie as having a faith more wide than deep... I think I have that right.

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Re: Deep and wide faith

Post by Doggie » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:02 am

He started as more wide than deep but the became both wide and deep, but the dive cost him dearly.
It is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me.

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Re: Deep and wide faith

Post by kathoppel » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:20 pm

I think about a song by Brandon Heath, Whole Heart

The less I trust you, the less I grow
The more you love me, the more I know
I don't have to be afraid to show all of me, all of me

I have come to understand that God wants to increase my faith. Especially the hardest of circumstances is when He shows me He wants good things for me. He takes the worst of situations and turns tears into joy. I have never had any relationship with anyone who could do that

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Re: Deep and wide faith

Post by Cathy » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:22 am

Thanks for posting some lyrics to that song, kathoppel. I like the song. I found a link for the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERrDaZIXisw

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