I’ve never realized how much my doubt in God is actually my own personal enemy because it’s one of the greatest impediments of receiving from Him. The Bible says: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:5-8). If we doubt God, we don’t trust Him enough to ASK and ACT–in faith. I daily and consistently place my faith in inanimate objects–for example, I plop down upon my couch at the end of the day without first ascertaining whether it is safe–right?!? So why must I know the end result of where God is leading me before I trust Him enough to follow? In my head I know that God IS all-powerful, all-loving and all-knowing; so why then, during the daily grind, am I not consulting Him for every decision? I fling my tired self onto that couch without hesitation because it has a five year track record of being a comfy and sturdy couch. God has a longer and more all-encompassing track record than that that couch! He has consistently provided me with all the needs I take for granted–the sun, rain, oxygen and my very life’s breath. Also, as I’m learning to know Him, He consistently gives me His wisdom, power and love in ways I never knew existed. His track record has earned my faith to a far greater extent than my couch! Faith in Him needs to become second nature like inhaling the oxygen He gives me. Talking with Him should be my first response for every situation. I have experienced His love, power and wisdom in small doses. However, in order to increase these experiences so that my faith in God grows, I must practice. The more I inquire of Him and place faith in His way, the more I will experience life in the wonderfulness He intended me to live!