Sunday, 9 June 2013

Leap Of Faith

Sometimes you have to jump and have faith that God will catch you.

It reminds me of this quote:

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

I like this quote I found this morning:
"With God's strength behind you and His arms beneath you, you can face whatever lies ahead of you."

What is your life? Your life is what was given to you by God. God has a plan for your life. He wants to be beside you throughout your life. Whether you keep Him in your life or not depends on you.

What are people? All people go through problems. They have good times and bad times in their lives. They are kind when they love and evil when they hate. They all have hopes and dreams.

What is faith? Faith is putting trust in God to direct your life.

This is the equation:

People + Faith In God = Life

We all have lives that we want to live our way and when we do that our journey looks like this:
When we live our lives God's way our journey looks like this:

Maybe you were expecting a straight path with no bumps when you live a life with God. If that's the case you may have to take back your life with God package and request a refund. Bumps will always come in life but with God we'll go over them. God will also test us and we have to get over the bump to continue our journey with Him.

I don't know about you but I'd rather walk with God with bumps that He will help me over anyway than a messy squiggle of all kinds of challenges without Him. Even if that means taking a leap of faith over the bumps, I will walk with God. A leap of faith means that you haven't physically got over the bumps yet but you know that with God you will.

You have to build your faith and you do that by praying when those bumps come in life. The bumps aren't all bad things, they're good and bad things ahead of you that you have to get over. Whether it's finding a new job, passing an exam, learning to cope with the loss of a loved one, trouble with people, paying for something there are endless kinds of bumps. With God we don't see the bumps we see the road and that road goes on.

In a leap of faith before we have actually moved over the bumps we've already leaped over them with God. If that doesn't make sense, faith doesn't make sense by human standards. I can not explain it to you. You can't scientifically define faith. The level of trust you have in God is the level of your faith.

This is what the road looks like when you take a Leap Of Faith:

Would you look at that! A road with no bumps! Wow! Isn't that what we all want a life with no problems! Where can we sign up for this? Brace yourself, I have to break it to you, the bumps are still there but with God you don't notice them, you take a leap of faith over ALL of them. Don't expect an easy life but God guarantees a happy one.

After all what do we have to worry about, this is what God has got planned for us:
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you, says the Lord." ~ Jeremiah 29: 11-14

I hope I see you all leaping like spring chickens around the place. And we all say to each other, "Bumps pfft, what are those?"

I pray that you all go on this journey with God. It'll be the most incredible journey of your life. God's always around waiting for us to come to Him, He's there! Right there! God isn't going to jump out in front of your face and wave. He isn't going to force you to acknowledge Him. You know He is there and you have to go to Him. It isn't hard for you to approach Him, He'll welcome you with open arms. Once you've gone to God and grow with Him you'll be able to make leaps of faith.

The only question you have to ask yourself is which road will you choose?

It may be simple that a straight road taking a leap of faith is an easy choice but it's amazing how many people don't go that way. They see a little bump in their lives and they panic and think "It's a mountain :O!" However you see your bumps you will glide over them with God in your life.

I have a new equation:

People + No Faith and Problems = Disaster

Speed bumps may slow us down but they don't keep us from moving forward.

Reach out for the life God has for you and take a Leap Of Faith!

With that I love and leave you,
Until I write again,
Nicola Hill