Faith moves the hand of God is a common belief among many followers of Christ. Problem is…I don’t believe that’s the truth. In fact I believe it’s this kind of thinking and believing that nurtures a “works mentality.”
I’ve chosen to live a different kind of life with my Heavenly Father. And, this is it…
God’s hand is moved by something entirely self motivated. His hand is moved by the passion of His own love for me. That is what I trust. That is where my confidence lies.
Early in my Christian walk, I discovered the importance of faith. In fact I considered myself a Word of Faith believer. Truthfully, in many ways I suppose I still hold some of the same convictions regarding faith in His Word. However, in my experience, many “faith folks” have subtly moved their belief system into what is actually a “works mentality” At least that’s the way it seems to me.
I call this “cause and effect” Christianity. I do this and God will do that.
I believe there’s a more peaceful, joyful way to live: Believing that God is moving on my behalf constantly because He passionately loves me. In my limited understanding, it may not always look or be perceived by me as love. But that’s only because of my unfortunate ability to misjudge Him based upon what I think my eyes are seeing and my fears are feeling. It’s so easy for me to determine that a few grains of sand are the whole beach.
For me the belief that faith moves God’s hand became a trap where I focused on refining formulas that convinced God to move on my behalf. Then I discovered that He’s already moving on my behalf because that’s what His love for me does.
May you find progressive liberation in your walk of living within life with God.