We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine

Reckless Faith

Hey, I read this and just want to thank you for living so courageously. Peter was reckless in earthly terms. He jumped onto the sea during a raging storm without a flotation device, into waves big enough to capsize his boat. However, if you think about it, it really wasn’t Peter’s earthly actions that were reckless; it was Peter’s spiritual faith. He had reckless faith: Without thinking, without distress over consequences, without anxiety over what might happen, and without concern for what his friends might think, Peter had faith. Peter had reckless faith. And we can too! Reckless faith means doing what God has called us to do, commanded us to do, and prompted us to do – because it brings Him glory. Those who witnessed Peter’s reckless faith didn’t ooh and aah over Peter. Instead, like Peter, they fixed their eyes on Jesus. “Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, truly you are the Son of God” (Matthew 14:33, NIV). There are a few times in my life when I’ve exhibited reckless faith, and found God blessed me immensely as a result. Unfortunately, there are many more times I’ve chosen to remain safely in my boat. It is so much easier to stay afloat in the safety of our comfort zone than to step out into stormy waters, putting all of our trust in Christ. Reckless faith requires a vibrant and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.   When we climb from the safety boat and exhibit that, we spur those still in their boats to fix their own eyes on Him, and worship the Son of God.

Published in: on September 9, 2009 at 4:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

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