A lot of people that I know have been asking me about faith, my self included and what that may or may not look like. More in the regards to the calling that God has placed on to us. And to know if that call is from God or is something that we want to do. Hebrews 11:1 —-“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Does that mean we need to have blind faith? By all means no or wait yes, it is confusing in that regards. That verse is saying step out of the faith and follow God. Psalms 119:105—“Your words is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” God will light our way when we are unsure as to which direction to head towards, the bible is our map and we need to know the direction in which the Lord is leading us. The question that comes up is how will we know? Once again that comes back to faith, without faith we will not know where we are supposed to be headed or if we are doing what God wants us to do.
The next quote I am going to share is not from the Bible, but how many times in our lives do we sense God saying these words to us. “Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?”— That is from the movie Evan Almighty, but my question is how often can we relate to that in regards to our faith, in regards to anything really?
The questions posed in that quote are a good example of what faith is. God opens the doors for us to go through but the choice is up to us. We can ask things from God, but if we are unsure that God will help or if we lack faith, will God still be as likely to help us? Or will we have to figure that first step out on our own.Sometimes that is what it is going to take the first step, often we are scared due to the fact we are unsure of what is out there or if we are making the right choice. God will be with us still no matter what, and He will still guide us with the choice, but it will take faith, patience and prayer.
The thought of a leap of faith is not a new standing, but I feel as if it was best described in Indiana Jones and the last crusade. In the movie Indy is in search of the Holy Grail, and he has to encounter different steps along the way to test him. One of those steps is in faith, he gets to this ledge no way around it, he can not swing to the other side, or find a way to get around the opening. You can almost feel his heart beat as he approaches the ledge, is the hero of the movie going to die? His father is dying and only the Holy Grail can save him. He has to take that first step, he has doubts is scared half to death, and a million other reasons as to why not to do it. He takes that step over the edge, and there is a bridge, for him to walk across. But it all starts with a step a leap of faith.