Twenty-three days ago I read the quote below and tapped out the following thoughts. I’m not sure why I forgot to publish the post. But, I wanted you to know that little detail so the time reference makes sense. [sigh] We’re hurdling towards the deadline all too quickly…
“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice. Wouldn’t you then first discover how much you really trusted it?”
― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
This quote walked across my screen this past week. I read it and re-read it.
Isn’t this what faith is all about?
It’s easy to have faith or say we believe something when we really have no need to exercise it.
But, when the bottom of the life box drops out….what is it that we are really hanging on to?
Between today and the 31st of August we’re going to be testing our faith in God.
Yes, I wrote that correctly.
We are going to discover how hard we really can lean on God.
We’re going to discover how much we lean on ourselves.
And we’re going to see God at work.
But, only to the extent that we allow him.
The big question. How much are we going to allow God to be God?
You see, I believe that our rope is strong and secure. I not quite as confident in my own abilities to hang on to the rope.
The one thing I know for sure…
If I can trust the rope, then I should be able to trust God to give me all the strength that is required to hang on to the rope he has provided.
I may have diverged a bit from the direction of the quote.
You see, I’ve discovered over the past seven months that I am certain of the rope.
It’s me that I don’t trust.
How about you? How’s your rope?
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