Are You a Simon Peter or a Simon Pyrite? ~ Three Truths to Remember When Your Faith Feels Worthless

Simon Peter's faith struggled at times, as does ours. But God will grow our faith into bedrock faith when we remember these three truths. (by Jean Wilund)

Enjoy the following excerpt of a post I wrote for www.InspireAFire.com. The link to the rest of the message is here and at the end of the post.


All That Glitters . . .

I saw the
glittering rock in the water and knew my life was about to take a rich, golden
turn.

Carrying
my bright future home to Mom, she studied the rock and the gold that glimmered
through it. “Oh, how wonderful,” she said. “You’ve found a beautiful piece of
pyrite. You know, they call it ‘fool’s gold’ because people often mistake it
for real gold.”

My pride and shining future crumbled under the pyrite’s worthlessness.

Sometimes
I wonder if this is how Jesus’ disciple Simon felt.

When Jesus first called him to become a disciple, the apostle John tell us Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter) (John 1:42, ESV).

Cephas means Peter, and Peter means rock.

Simon Peter vs Simon Pyrite

Simon often looked less like Simon Peter — he who would become a rock — and more like Simon Pyrite — he who glints of gold but is worthless. Keep reading . . .

Simon Peter's faith struggled at times, as does ours. But God will grow our faith into bedrock faith when we remember these three truths. (by www.JeanWilund.com via www.InspireAFire.com)

Simon Peter's faith struggled at times, as does ours. But God will grow our faith into bedrock faith when we remember these three truths. (via www.JeanWilund.com)