Without faith we remain unable to move from mere human knowledge, human thought, human observation, human endeavour, and enter into the realm of potential into which God calls us to venture. It is when we begin to venture beyond our limited world view in response to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and the witness of the Bible that we begin to discover the truth that with God all things are possible.
The list of those in the Bible who ventured in faith and discovered this to be true is impressive as is the list of those who have done so throughout the history of the Christian Church.
If we exercise faith and step out into the place where we place our hope in Christ alone we too can move from being mere onlookers to those who begin to experience the reality of this realm of the possible that can only be known by faith.
Those of us who are Christians in this community are called to serve. Some people go into melt down when you say this sadly. The question,’ How can I do that???!!!’ is one that is frequently asked. As baptised members of the Christian faith that is what ALL of us are called to do- yet often it is seen as a negative with every excuse given as to why this cannot be achieved. I hope the following words will encourage those who struggle with this and those who are just testing the water.
Being someone God can use isn’t dependent upon our social status, our bank balance, our eloquence of speech, or our physical size or strength. Rather it is a matter of the motive and direction of the heart.
If our hearts desire is to serve God, to be of use to God in this world, God will make sure that many, many opportunities to do just that will come our way. Whether you are young or old, able bodied or not -no matter who you are, you can be a giant for God when you give your heart to him and become one of the Easter people.
As we prepare to embark on our journey through Lent to Easter- never feel unqualified to serve the Lord, God looks at your heart, not at your past!