Moving by Faith
2/12/2009 | Author: RCW
Hey there, everyone. I know I haven't written in a while but let me remind you that it is because I value your time...for it is one of the most simple truths of life: There are those who want to say something and then there are those who have something to say. It is my own efforts to be the latter and not the former that have kept me from writing.

So, have you ever read The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer? It is an immensely powerful book to may even be a book that you should save until your heart is ready to be greatly moved. My entry comes from reminiscing about its more potent passages. Bonhoeffer goes through the Gospel of Matthew for most of the book and points out that the disciples were placed in much the same position as Abraham. There are times when we have the time to contemplate and think out the rational reasons for taking steps of faith. The disciples didn't necessarily have such a privilege. Instead, Christ simply came by the shore and said, "Follow me." There was no time to draw up pros and cons, no time to weigh the options...Follow or don't.
Likewise, Abraham was told to leave his father and mother, go to the land that God would show him. Obedience preceded the need to understand. Obedience may have even preceded trust!

Have you ever found yourself in such a situation? We don't need all the information to decide whether to follow where God leads. When Christ summons you to follow, which path will you take? Will you respond in obedience? You might not ever have the same chance again! Walk where He leads and never look back.