Friday, 9 February 2018
A Faith Test
One of the dangers of Christian life is that we too often imagine that we are 'people of prayer' and 'disciples that obey'....but are we really?
What we imagine we are, what we see ourselves as being must be lived out in real life.
It is very easy to deceive ourselves unless that love of God is frequently put to the test
We face many choices each and every day when our faith will be tested. There will be many opportunities to show God through our obedience. To show that we prefer His ways, rather than the ways of the World.
Abraham faced such a test when he was prepared to offer his son as a sacrifice, because God had asked him to.
"Now I know that you fear God"
Abraham's faith became real....to him.
These daily trails are the best, perhaps the only way of putting our love and commitment to God to the test.
God wants us to know the actual,lived out daily reality of our commitment to Him.
Often obedience through gritted teeth
Not merely through words, reciting prayers aimlessly without thought, words are cheap.
A faith test forces us to ask ourselves "Do I love God enough?"
A faith test reveals what is deep in our souls