Take A Leap Of Faith

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'...faith is...the conviction of things not seen.'Hebrews 11:1

One day two caterpillars were plodding up a hill when they noticed a butterfly dipping and weaving overhead. Turning to his buddy, one said, 'You'd never get me up in one of those things!' Raise your sights, take a leap of faith! '...faith is...the conviction of things not seen'(Hebrews 11:1 NAS).

Glynnis Whitwer says,

'God calls us to obedience without showing us the end result...There are days I'm tired of getting called out of my comfort zone...I've been known to whine and ask if I can serve God from the safety of my recliner. But that's not God's way. He doesn't want me limited by my desire for security and control...Something inside is revealed when we're pressured from without...[it]shines light on the truth about our faith...To grow, faith must be stretched, and that's uncomfortable...Unlike some, I haven't learned to trust God the easy way...by reading a book...listening to a sermon...or hearing how my friend trusts Him. I'm learning by stepping out into the adventure of obedience and discovering that He's trustworthy. This happened when my husband and I started tithing (after I resisted for years), and watched God cover our needs and more...When I obeyed His command to write a book (although I didn't know what I'd write about), and watched God open doors of opportunity...When we said yes to adoption, and are watching the blossoming of two little girls with hope and a future...Obeying when God hasn't revealed the steps...or the final destination is challenging. But when we walk by faith He gets the glory, because we know we couldn't have done it.'
So, take a leap of faith.

Used with permission from UCB Word for Today. Free issues are available here for the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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Comments

Mike said…
There are days I'm tired of getting called out of my comfort zone...I've been known to whine and ask if I can serve God from the safety of my recliner.

Tell me about it!
Steve said…
Thanks for the challenging word!
Bernie said…
I popped over from Cathy's blog and am so happy to meet you.....this is a very uplifting and inspiring post......:-) Hugs
Pietro said…
Obedience to God, yes, but I think we must remember He is a Father (and a Mother) and a Friend to us, He fully understands us, in our good points and faults, much much more than what we can think.
I read it again, and it's still as inspiring!

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Anonymous said…
Nice one ...

Obedience to God is all we need

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)

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