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2007 February 4 » Philoxenos

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Faith step or stupid step?

4th February 2007

Faith step or stupid step?

My husband and I have been having very deep conversations the last few weeks, particularly the last few days. We’ve been discussing various options to get us to the States so that he can pursue his studies that we really believe God wants him to do.

Without going into all the details, I have a question: At what point does a faith step become a stupid step? Yes, not all the details in life can be known in advance, there is almost always a measure of faith when we step out and do something different; however, if that step requires us to go to a place where we have no guarantee of actually being able to meet the basic needs of our family (housing, food, clothing) is that wise? Or is that just stupid?

I think about Abram being told by God to take off, leave his country and go to a place that God would tell him. I can guarantee that he didn’t have his credit card to fall back on, he didn’t know where he was going to be sleeping the next week, he probably only had a limited amount of food stored up. But he went, he obeyed and God blessed him immensely.

So when everything about a situation screams out STUPID! what do you do? I’m at a complete loss really. Although a large part of me thinks this is a fantastic idea and I’m even excited to see how God can provide in this situation, the other smaller part of me is much louder and part of that part is saying in a small voice - but I don’t want to go back to work! :)

Anyway, I’ll continue to keep you posted. Lots of items for prayer.

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