Posted by: pastordiehl   in Trials of Our Faith

The story is told of a high-wire artist who was to perform in a small city. When he arrived, he secured the help of two young men. They set up the platforms and strung the wire tightly across the street – 100 feet high and with no net.

As people gathered, the high-wire artist began his act. First, he carried a long pole across the wire. He then exchanged it for a chair. He went back out to the center of the wire, placed the chair on it, and sat down. Then he got up and went across the wire and exchanged the chair for a wheelbarrow, taking it back across the wire. When he got to the platform he asked one of his young assistants, “Do you believe I can take this wheelbarrow across that wire without falling?”

The young fellow answered, “Of course. I just saw you do it.””OK,” the man said, “get in.”

It is one thing to say we believe something and another thing to have faith that acts on our belief. We can believe mentally without believing with our faith.

Our final challenge in this Trials of Our Faith series is to Get In.

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Rene' Bute

Getting in is HARD. I know I am not the only one that finds it easier said than done. It is easy for me to tell people to trust in God for their answers and that God will tell them what they need to know. It is another thing entirely when it is MY turn to have faith!
I really have appreciated this series…it has been a daily push for me to let go and get in.

September 10th, 2009 at 9:12 am

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