For years I’ve looked at this verse and thought, “How do I muster up enough faith to please Him?” I mean, I want to draw closer to God, and I do believe He exists, and the Bible says that He rewards us for seeking Him, but where do I get the faith to get this whole thing going? Where does it come from?


Vacuuming was my least favorite household chore. I decided it had to be because of my vacuum cleaner, a new vacuum would make the task enjoyable. I read reviews and planned my purchase. I was so excited to use my new vacuum!  I thought, “Problem solved! My attitude toward vacuuming has changed.” However, I was quickly back to dreading the task. The problem was not the vacuum, it was me. I needed to change my attitude, not change my vacuum. Vacuuming was bringing out the dirt in my heart.