Risk Takers


“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”24 The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”

Sitting here reminding myself of what God has already spoken to me and finding it hard to remain firmly fixed in my faith.  Don’t get me wrong, I understand that the Lord will not renege on His promises. He is not like man but right now I feel like the father of the little boy Jesus prayed for; Lord help my unbelief!!

Any risk takers out there?  You see risk takers move out only on what God has spoken not by what they see and that is where I find myself at this very moment; clinging to the promise of my Heavenly Father.  Being a risk taker means you are no longer satisfied with what is comfortable. Even though you prefer to remain in your comfort zone, you realize that is not where miracles take place.  Risk takers generally throw all caution to the wind and anyone that knows me knows this is totally not my nature, yet here I am.

We often say we want to see the miracles of God, but at the end of the day do we really?  Jesus never comes when we think it is appropriate. He comes when He deems it necessary. Ask Martha and Mary, the sisters of Lazarus. Lazarus fell sick and they sent for Jesus to come and pray for him. Jesus agreed but waited until Lazarus died to go! (You talk about being late, that definitely qualifies.)  However, what I love about this story is that Jesus made it clear that Lazarus died. For the sake of the disciples, He was glad so they would really believe when He raised Him from the dead.

My point in sharing with you today is to encourage your hearts not to faint as you await the promises of God. You must continue believing beyond a shadow of a doubt. Even when everything and everyone around you is saying it will not happen, don’t waver in your faith.  Your time of harvest is at hand if you will only believe.

Lord, too often we allow circumstances and people to shake our faith. Help us I pray to not lose our hope and remain firmly fixed on Your Word. In Jesus name Amen.

Grace and Peace,



© Mary Pinckney, September 2014

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