How many times have you read an incident in the Bible and said to yourself ‘That doesn’t make sense.’ Like the stories of these people:
God told Elijah to find the widow woman that was to feed him (1 Kings 16:7-16)
Gideon when God told him that he had too many men to fight in the battle (Judges 6&7)
Joshua was instructed to march around the city of Jericho 7 times and on the 7th to blow trumpets and shout (Joshua 6:1-20)
Joseph was told to stay with the pregnant virgin Mary before their marriage (Matthew 1:19-20)
Saul was going to kill more Christians when he was knocked to the ground and experienced a dynamic conversion (Acts 9:1-19, 13:9)
Or what about your life? What is God instructing you to do when you consistently tell Him, ‘I can’t do it because it doesn’t make sense…’
Hebrews 11: 6a says ‘And without faith it is impossible to please God…‘. This tells us that faith is needed to please God. Faith is defined as a strong confidence or trust in a person or thing. To say you do not have faith just isn’t true. You lie down at night in a bed having faith that it will support your body weight. You pick up a phone in faith that your call will be connected. You click a webpage in faith that within seconds you will be directed to another page. If you have that much trust and confidence in the things of this world, that have been known to fail, why not have faith in God?
Elijah, Gideon, Joshua, Joseph, and Paul did not have special powers. They could not see through brick or disappear in a flash, but they did have a mighty force they acted on: FAITH. They trusted God with their lives. Why can’t you? His record is phenomenal! He never breaks a promise (Psalms 89:28). He encourages you to “try” Him (Malachi 3:10). He only wants the best for you (Jeremiah 29:11). He loves you so much (John 3:16). Don’t be afraid to trust Someone with such a wonderful track record. Step out on faith, and watch God work! Because ‘with God all things are possible.’ (Matthew 6:26)
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