Faith Coaches (Psalm 59:9,17)

Two of my faith coaches are a married couple named Dick and Barb. Dick is a paraplegic because of a vehicular accident approximately twenty years ago. He accepted his wheelchair and his limitations as a new assignment from God. He is constantly on the lookout for the signs of God’s presence, and he is constantly on the lookout for ways to build people up. Today he said to me, “You have to look for things to celebrate, and then you have to decide you will celebrate those things.” Barb is so jam-packed with life that it jumps out of her. She takes care of her husband with seemingly untiring devotion. Barb chooses to be engaged in faith and in life full-throttle. Of course they are not perfect, but their lives teach me. They remind me of a quote and a Scripture passage. The anonymous quote is, “Faith is the decision to keep your eyes open.” The Scripture passage is from Psalm 59:9 and 17. “O my Strength, I will watch for You, for You, O God, are my Fortress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to You, for You, O God, are my Fortress, the God Who shows me steadfast love.”

Grace and peace,

Rick Jordan (www.rickcarlajordan.com, rickjordankcmo@gmail.com)