Monday, December 31, 2012

Walking Into the Future

“Walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham.”

The beloved and colorful old evangelist, Vance Havner, when asked if he thought Pentecostals were going to Heaven replied, “Yes, if they don’t run past it.” Faith is a walk; it begins with an initial step, and in turn becomes a habit. Once this journey is started it lengthens into a sustained walk with God.

We Christians sometimes speak of, “a leap of faith,” but in reality it is simply putting one foot in front of the other, trusting God each step of the way. We need never fear the future; God is always ahead of us and waiting there. He has made all the preparations and arrangements, whatever awaits us. We can have faith in His faithfulness!

Therefore, faith does not question where it is being led, it needs not to know the how and why, only that God is directing into the future. Faith does not concern itself with the entire chain, but devotes its attention to the immediate link. It need not see the distant scene, knowing God is at present holding our hand.

There is no frown on faith’s face.

 

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