Charlie Brown decided that he would take a break from baseball and take up archery. His friend and advisor, Lucy, approached him one day while he was practicing. She became somewhat puzzled. He would place an arrow on the string of his bow, pull it back, and then let the arrow fly into the fence. Then he would do it again. And again. And again.
After he had several arrows sticking in the fence, he would walk up to each one and draw a target around it.
“Charlie Brown,” said Lucy, “that’s not right. You always do things the wrong way, and you are wrong again. You are supposed to draw the target first and then shoot at it!”
“I know,” he said. “But if you do it my way, you never miss.”
Many of us go through life the same way. We do not have a courage-based faith that enables us to step out in a faith-tested-life that believes God in, through, and for all things.
A good example is Abraham. God “called him to leave his home and go to another land that God would eventually give him as his inheritance.” Upon God’s command, he left home without asking God one question because he not only believed God but also trusted Him.
He left everything not knowing where he was going, only knowing Whom he trusted. And the result?
He became a pioneer and founded an empire for God. Trust. Obey. Believe. Be rewarded.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to believe Your Word, knowing that when we place our faith in You, You will not only guard us but guide us and give us Your eternal rewards. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8