Is GOD Enough?
Have I ever said by my actions, my thoughts or my lack of faith, GOD is not enough? Of course, we answer resoundingly, no! But are we being completely honest?
Have I prayed less than confidently that GOD hears or will answer?
Have I wasted time in worry rather than in trusting Him?
Am I often self-reliant?
When we look at some of the heroes of the faith in Hebrews chapter 11, we are challenged to reevaluate our level of faith and to gain confidence in CHRIST through their example.
Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
Heb 11:27 By faith Moses forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.
Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
It is amazing to think of obeying GOD when they had no idea of the outcome. They stepped out in faith. It is no different today. Each morning we are to step out in faith. We know that GOD is still on His throne and that He will guide us by His SPIRIT if we are willing to submit to His will. The key word, and the hardest one, is the word obey. All throughout the Scripture we see how GOD wanted obedience rather than sacrifice.
Aren’t we thankful that we live on this side of the Cross? The heroes listed had only a promise of the Savior to come. We are so blessed to know the full testimony of CHRIST. What comfort and peace there is in being, ‘a child of The King’? Truly it is amazing grace to be forgiven!
In IOKDS we are of many denominations, scattered across the US, but we all profess the same Savior and Lord. That bond holds us together. It drives us to want to serve Him more fully. It causes us to love each other. Knowing and trusting GOD gives us hope.
We can pray boldly and confidently. We can live without fear. We can witness to others.
Sandy Pace-IOKDS VP