Friday, March 29, 2019

Leap of Faith

And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. Matthew 21:22

George Mueller said of faith,"Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man's power ends."  This quote speaks of our need to totally rely on God; especially when we need an extra dose of faith to make a huge leap.  It is not just about courage.  It is about trust. Just like a little child afraid to jump into the water, if they do not trust you, they won’t cooperate with you.  Sometimes we don’t cooperate with God because we do not trust Him completely to keep His word. To obey God requires that we take a leap of faith.  We say yesbut when it comes time to jump, we back away in fear.  
How many blessings and opportunities have we missed because we have not been obedient and carried through with our yesto God’s calling on our lives?  It is scary when we can’t see the end or when the first step requires great change in our lives, or when a whole room of our peers is staring at us, waiting to see who will make the first move.  Like George Mueller said, faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. If we knew it was possible, we wouldn’t be afraid or hesitate.  It is when we have no power over the situation and we have no idea where a road leads that we feel called to go down, we only have two options; we can either back away or we can go blindly in the direction God calls us depending on Him every step of the way.  He is faithful and He will not leave us stranded.  
Fear or Faith?Fear is real and there are some serious life-changing situations in our journeys that require us to make some very hard leaps of faith.  But does your fear outweigh your faith?  How desperate are you?  If you continue to disobey God out of fear, you will come to a point of desperation.  If you wait long enough, you will become weary and allow doubts and fears to grow. When we run from God and don’t obey, we will eventually come to a point that we are ready to obey and jump because we are parched and desperate.  We don’t have to suffer and get to that point.  God wants us to trust Him now.  He cares about us and loves us.  He has got our back.  We just have to believe and jump!  

Scripture to Claim:But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

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