BY: JUSTIN HENRY
E-MAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
BIBLE TEXT: Hebrews 11: 1, 7-8:
“By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”
PERSONAL REFLECTION: The more I delve in to this thing called faith the more I realize that there is a fine line between insanity and faith. Talking donkeys? Absurd. Building a boat big enough to hold all of the animals before it has even rained? Insane. Moving your entire family to an unknown destination (Abraham)? Just plain nuts! And yet all of these are real examples of those who share our faith. Recently I felt personally challenged (convicted may be a better term to describe it). Either I believe in Christ and have faith or I don’t. If I believe it then sometimes that means doing things in faith – even when they appear insane. That’s why a couple of weeks ago I spent $6000 I don’t have to buy tickets for my family to go to Bolivia for two months. Either I trust God…or I don’t!!!
PERSONAL APPLICATION: One of the things that sealed the deal for me was when Pastor was preaching a couple of weeks ago and referencing the Israelite spies who went with Gideon into the promised land he said, “Those without faith didn’t get to go.” Has the Lord been prompting you to do something in faith? Something insane even? My question to you then is: Do you trust God or don’t you?
PRAYER: Lord, now more than ever, give us the courage to step out in faith and follow you wherever you may lead us. Lord help us to have the faith we need to do the insane for You. We trust You and love You. In Jesus name, Amen.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
On a mission’s trip to Bolivia several years ago, Justin was broken for the people of God in a way that can only happen on such a trip. After that experience, and several like it, Justin began seeking God’s will more intensely and it has led him to begin the process of entering the mission’s field full-time. Until that time comes, he continues to operate Henry Brothers, a roofing and construction business.