We believe that our sins have been forgiven; we believe that God will take care of all of our needs; we believe that God is good; we believe that he will prevail on the earth, that he will be glorified and that his will will prevail.
Or, do we?
Or, how strong is that faith?
In the dark, when events don’t go according to plan, when God changes our course and “stirs up the nest”, what then?
Do we still trust in him, praise him, and rejoice in him? Do we wait on him before abandoning the ship? Do we trust that he will open a window whenever he closes a door?
Every day, life presents us us with multiple opportunities to exercise our faith. What will we meditate on while going to sleep at night? What will we do in the morning while preparing to meet the day? How will we spend the free time that we have each day? Whom do we befriend? How important is the kingdom of God and disciple making in our value system?
How does Our Father measure our faith? How does God grow our faith? Are we ready for the journey? Really?
Fasten your seat belts, pilgrims. The journey is long, and the road is bumpy. Our Father has predetermined that we will be made like Christ. And, “Though he was a Son, yet even Christ learned obedience by what he suffered.” “Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.”
~ Brad Heilhecker