Dear reader, are you tempted to lean on to your own understanding to run your life? Are there enough reasons to go the way of the world rather than the path of faith? Are your friends and acquaintances advising you to be reasonable and make the most profitable decisions in life? Remember the many that have gone such ways and ended up in ruining their lives and testimony. The lives of Lot, Gehazi, Balaam, Miriam, Korah, Jonah, Ananias and Sapphira are big signboards to forewarn us not to go the way of the world. We must learn lessons from their lives and subtle temptations they fell into. Our Lord expects simple and childlike faith from us. His ways are often unreasonable and unintelligent to the human mind. He wants us to sometimes cross the sea or river not through the traditional methods of bridge or taking detour. He wants us to trust Him to make unusual ways for us to cross over. He makes wine out of ordinary water at the split second rather than go shopping. He heals at an instance. He gives gourmet meals through birds. He pours manna from heaven and multiplies meager bread and fish several fold. His prophet runs faster than the chariots and brings fire from heaven. But He wants us to put our absolute faith in Him in all circumstances because no circumstance is impossible for Him. The Lord is not pleased when we mix His ways with the world’s ways. He doesn’t want us to put our feet in two canoes at the same time and serve God and mammon simultaneously. Today He throws a great challenge at us to take a stand for Him, stay on the pathway of faith and leave the consequences to Him.Isaiah 30:21 – Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
Thought for TodayFaith is submitting to the bright light of divine wisdom rather than groping in the darkness of human reasoning.