Every time we say yes to opportunities we step out in faith. Today at Evergreen we learned how to suspend our disbelief at what God can and will do in our lives in the second week of Pastor Seth’s series, Living a Better Story. God loves us so much that he gave us free will and I don’t know about you, but my will often runs riot and wreaks havoc in my life. I tend to make things much tougher and the road much longer than what God intended for me. Ego, low self-esteem, fear and even my comfortability keep me tied to my worldly desires and more concerned with controlling and directing my little part than even daring to think outside of myself and BELIEVE God when he says the many promises we read in the BIBLE. I’m really glad that God gets it. He knows it takes most of us a long time to get it through our thick skulls.
We serve an awesome God. I am continually amazed by what He presents to us in the form of promises, challenges and guidance. Say yes when God commands, share your hope when you got it, borrow others’ faith when you don’t. And see what better story you can have.
For The Lord is God, and He created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. He made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos. “I am The Lord,” he says, “and there is no other. I publicly proclaim bold promises. I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner. I would not have told the people of Israel to seek me if I could not be found. I, The Lord, speak only what is true and declare only what is right.” -Isaiah 45:18-19
Now, that’s some good news.