You enter a room with yellow and green decorations to attend an important function. The room is filled with people dressed in various colors. Conversations are heard all over the room as you hear music playing lightly in the background. People are trafficking in and out of the room as you stand at the entrance.
As you look around you notice a few chairs remain at the left side of the room. You are escorted to that area of the room where you pick the chair of your choice. You decide to pick the very first one nearest you.
Immediately after you are seated, you are presented with a colorful program for this event. The cover reads “Dare To Believe Convention”. My, what a timely topic.
Yes, I agree. Today we are going to look at a word that shapes the mind and heart of many people. The decisions that you make depends on your outlook of this word. This word comes from the second letter of the alphabet ‘B’. It is a word found on the cover of your program. It’s the word believe.
- To accept as true or real: Did you believe the news today?
- To have firm faith, especially religious faith.
- To have faith, confidence, or trust: I believe in your ability to solve the problem.
Did you know that you just applied this word a few seconds ago. Yes you just made an important decision from it that could have caused an injury. Remember when you sat down? Why did you sit in that chair and did not check it? Can I answer that for you? Because you believed that it was going to hold you right? Now imagine that, believing and putting faith in something that you saw for the first time and didn’t think twice to inspect it.
“All things are possible to him that believeth.”
Mark 9:23 (KJV)
I don’t think we have a problem believing, but what we have to believe in is where the challenge is. Isn’t it strange that we can quickly believe in something that was made by man e.g a chair.
Let‘s take another look, you are in need of directions to get to a certain destination. You ask a stranger to help you. Immediately you do what they said because you believed what they told you. Isn’t that the kind of reaction that God wants from us? To believe him according to want he said.
Wanna Take A Ride?
A story is told of a great circus entertainer Charles Blondin who stretch a long cable across Niagara falls. He walked, ran, and even danced across the tightrope. Once he took a wheelbarrow across it and amazed the crowd by pushing it across the cable from one side to the other.
He then turned to the crowd and asked “Now how many of you believe that I could push a man across the cable in the wheelbarrow?” People cheered and held their hands high. They believed he could do it.
“Then,” asked Blondin, “would any of you please volunteer to be that man?” As quickly as the hands went up, they went back down. No one would volunteer to ride in the wheelbarrow and trust their life to Blondin.
I know that I am running out of time so I’m going to hurry up. My friend, real faith is activated when you act on what you believe. Could this be the reason why you are in your present position.? Is your belief getting the right results? What you believe in has no power until you demonstrate that you are supporting it.
Let me say, it’s time for the things that you believe God wants to happen for you to be seen. What wheelbarrow is God waiting for you to get in and risk your faith. If you truly trust God you have to get in and let him carry you over to the other side.
What factors have affected your belief in times past?
Take care until………and God Bless ya
Are you ready to face eternity? If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life and desire to make that commitment now please repeat the following prayer:
Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner. I realize that I have sinned against you and come short of your glory. I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead. I pray for your forgiveness and ask that you save me now and accept me into your kingdom. Give me eternal life today.
In Jesus Name, Amen.