Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

My wife is rather obsessed with Disney's Tinker Bell.  We literally have over 700 Tink items around the house, and more all of the time.  For Mother's Day our son gave her a snow globe with Tink and the quote from Peter Pan.

"All you need is faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust."

My odd mind looked at this familiar phrase and realized that there is a lot of Biblical truth in it.  Really!  As Christians we honestly do need these things.  Don't believe me?

For we live by faith, not by sight. 
2 Corinthians 5:7

Now go read Hebrews 11, the best chapter on this subject.  In our lives and our daily struggles, we really do need to rely on our faith in the Lord.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;

Proverbs 3:5 

God expects us to trust Him.  No, this isn't always easy, but we really can trust in Him completely.  If we don't trust God, who can we trust?  If He's not worthy of trust, then He's not worthy of worship.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:8

God is magic!  No, I'm not talking about spells and such.  His miracles transcend the natural and known physical laws.  Just look at miracles!  And when Peter Pan was using pixie dust he said to think of a happy thought.  In fact, with pixie dust alone you can't fly; you need the happy thoughts also.  We need to think on these things as Paul wrote to the Philippians.

So there you go.  All we need in live is to have faith in God, trust Him, and rely on his miracles and the thoughts of Him (pixie dust) in order for us to fly!