This book I am reading talked about the dare devil who would walk across the Niagra Falls on a tight rope. He decided to do one better and told everyone in town that the following saturday he would push someone across the rope in a wheelbarrow.
He was standing outside the pub when he heard one gentleman tell another I believe he can do it and I have this much money to bet. He was amused so he went to the gentleman and said he was so glad the man had so much faith in him, because he needed someone to get in the wheelbarrow! HA!!!
I laughed out loud. That is a great visual picture of what we are supposed to do when God nudges us to follow him. We say all the time we are believers, but are we really? Are we willing to get in the wheelbarrow and be pushed across the millions of gallons of water falling over a cliff? Really?
I sometimes have trouble talking about my faith with people I know and trust. Am I going to put myself out their for perfect strangers to ridicule me too? That is what God wants us to be willing to do. Faith, belief, trust, love… The end result is that God will have a good result. Faith, belief, trust, love…. That is what we are ordered to do. If we don’t we have nothing.