Today, I was going through the grocery line and I saw Oprah’s magazine has a question this month. “What do you know for sure?” I’ve been thinking about this all day.
My first response was “I know God is.” Then I thought about all the conversations I’ve had recently. Many are asking ‘Why do bad things happen, and keep happening, when people are following God?’ Some days we follow God only by faith, not by sight at all. Hebrews 11 talks about people who followed God when the only thing they ‘knew for sure’ was in their gut – Faith.
Imagine Moses, after the burning bush. God had told him that one of the ways that people would believe that he was sent by God was that when he threw down the rod he was carrying, it would turn into a serpent. When he picked it back up, it would become a staff again. This is all great when God is talking to you from a bush but when you are miles/weeks down the road, and his voice is a faint memory… I wonder how many times Moses threw that staff onto the ground between Horeb and Egypt just to help remind himself that God was real and had really sent him?
This is called holding onto God, or stirring up your faith. What do you do to stir up your faith? How do you dig deeper and really hold onto God when “what you know” in your head and “what you know” in your heart are warring against each other?