Lifeline

What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see . . . So, you see, it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.  Hebrews 11:1, 6 NLT

“Your faith in God today is your lifeline to His heartbeat.”

“Faith is the hand that reaches up and takes hold of God’s promises and gathers in the spiritual treasures that are found in Christ. Faith sees the sunshine of God’s face, even when there are dark clouds all around.

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It is quite an experience the first time someone flies in a plane. The sky may be covered with dark clouds, but soon after takeoff, the plane breaks through the clouds. The passenger quickly discovers that the sky is still blue and the sun is still shining, even though things look quite different below. What things are possible for you today through faith? All things are possible, because your faith is in the God who knows no impossibilities.

*When the things that you are experiencing don’t make sense, faith says, ‘God knows what He is doing.’

*When your resources don’t match your need, faith says, ‘God is my provider.’

*When you are fearful to take the next step, faith says, ‘God will not fail me.’

*When you’re not sure what to do next, faith says, ‘God will guide me.’

*When you are in a situation that seems impossible, faith says, ‘Nothing is too hard for the Lord.'”

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I remember my first flight. I was in high school and I was flying from the Midwest all the way to California! I was petrified and exhilarated all at the same time. Butterflies filled my tummy as the pilot picked up speed to get us off the ground. I was surprised by the G force and the speed at which trees and cars flew by and then we were airborne. How can one describe the scene outside the plane window? The thick fluffy clouds looked like a carpet that I could walk on and not fall thru. The blueness of the sky with filtered rays of the sun . . . it was too much to contain. I wanted to be out there!

Some day we will be up there. We will be able to fly anywhere. No gravity will pull us back to earth. Until then, we live by faith in the One who is our lifeline.

~shared devotional from “Today Is Your Best Day” by Roy Lessin

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