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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.