Christianity is activated by faith. By faith we mean that God created the universe out of nothing (Hebrews 11: 3). Jesus gave us access to grace through faith (Romans 5: 2). And the life we live now we live by faith in the Son of God (Galatians 2:20).
Lately I’ve been thinking about how Christians should approach all that is going on in the world and how we can align ourselves with God’s will. The more I think about it, the more I believe that whatever God leads us to will expand our faith.
Abraham’s life was an adventure of faith
God seldom leads us to things that are “meaningful” to our minds. Logically, it made no sense for Abram to uproot his life to do a fresh start in a brand new country. There was no guarantee that he would find land with water and welcome neighbors. He only had a promise from a god no one around him knew.
This is not to say that he should have a son at his age. Living a life of faith will encourage other people to think you are crazy. But it was Abraham’s faith that brought him righteousness. God spoke and he believed. And now we too live by faith and not by seeing (2 Corinthians 5: 7).
Faith will challenge your doubts
Faith lets go and trusts that God will catch you. All of your security measures will be removed. There are no more backup plans. A life of faith will make you question everything you know and believe.
- Will God always take care of it?
- Will he protect me from harm?
- How can a good God allow this?
- Is God’s Plan Good For My Life?
- Will he survive this time?
- Why does this happen when I’ve put so much down for Him?
When you are on an adventure of faith the only certainty you have is the goodness of God. The circumstances you face must be brought before God for interpretation. Your expectations of life must be reassessed with each round.
An adventure of faith will take risks
I heard that the belief is written “RISK”. Faith takes us out of the comfort zone so that we can trust God. God likes to do what only he can, and he looks for people who believe him for it. –2 Chronicles 16: 9 and Luke 18: 8. As followers of Christ, our lives should be positioned so that God can intervene.
What will that look like for you? It really is because of your relationship with God. What is he telling you What does it attract your heart for?
There is so much going on today and many of you want God to step in. I think God is waiting for one of His people to be this lightning rod for His power to work.
Jesus couldn’t do miracles there
When Jesus was in his hometown, the Bible claims that because of their lack of faith, he could not perform miracles there. –Matthew 13:58. Could this be true of the community you are in? How can you strengthen the faith of those around you?
This gets to the point of what I want to say. If we want to see a revival in our region, we have to strengthen the trust of our fellow human beings. If others are to grow in their faith, they must let someone lead. So if we want to see God intrude into our communities and / or nations, we must embody our lives in faith.
What will your adventure of faith be like?
This means that we will make choices that would not make sense without God. It could be that you are giving up a good job, taking your family to an uncomfortable place, giving something of value to someone else, or being willing to have tough conversations. You may feel compelled to pray for the impossible or to forgive someone who has hurt you very much.
Some of the decisions are made in private where only your spouse and children will know about them. Others will reach out to tell others before God even gets through. The only pattern for this lifestyle is to follow the lead of the Spirit. You can get it wrong sometimes, but we trust in God’s protection, provision, and guidance … not in our ability to get it right.
Go and reach your world for Christ. Make it known that we are serving a God who loves us and wants to be included in our lives.