Thursday, May 26, 2011

By Faith

"And without faith it is impossible to please God."
~ Hebrews 11:6

I did something by faith yesterday, something that I felt was clearly the urging of the Holy Spirit. I fit squarely in the "frozen chosen" camp, so this was a big deal to me. I'd had the distinct impression that God wanted me to do something for several weeks (yeah, not diving into this Holy Spirit thing; baby steps for me), and yesterday it came back in force. So I jumped.


It felt dangerous, daring and liberating all at once. As I licked the stamp (metaphorically, of course, since we don't lick stamps anymore) and dropped it in the mailbox (think: it's done, I can't reach in and take it back now), I had this surge of remembering what it's like to be obedient by faith. You don't have a comprehensive, minute-by-minute curriculum for the Christian life. Every moment is trusting that you are right where God has you.

It was a little thing, really. You'd laugh if I told you what it was that made me feel like a tightrope-walking daredevil. But that's another exciting thing: the actions may be small, but for some of us overly-pragmatic, see-it-to-believe-it-Thomas-types, it's a big leap.

Was it the Holy Spirit or was it just me? God alone knows. But he also knows a heart that's excited to take a tiny step forward in this "trust and obey" life.

1 comment:

Annette said...

:) :) :) :) This just made me smile alot.