Sunday, May 27, 2007

Leap of Faith

"Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, 'Abraham!' And he said, 'Here I am.'...And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.' They immediately left their nets and followed Him...Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Genesis 22:1; Matthew 4:18-20; Hebrews 11:1) God wants us to immediately act on faith and trust in Him. When Abraham was tested he did not ask questions first or tell God he needed to think about it first. Insted he said, "Here I am," and immediately did what was asked of him not knowing what it involved. Despite ridicule and harrasment, Noah, with the help of his sons, built a huge ark in beautiful weather simply because God asked him to and he had faith and trust in God. Jesus' disciples did the same when asked to follow Him. This is what God wants US to do. When He asks us to do something, he wants us to trust and have faith in Him, and immediately respond with, "Here I am, Lord, use me." By doing so you in turn will be blessed. Noah was blessed with many descendents, Abraham was blessed with nations, and the disciples were blessed with many gifts. So, next time God calls, 'just do it' and be blessed. Love, Beau