Take the Divine Dare – A Field of Dreams Moment
Key Bible Verse: They went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word with signs following. – Mark 16:20 21st Century KJV
Bonus Reading: Joshua 3:5-16
Most of us want God to part the river before we get our feet wet. Sometimes God does provide a sign that will give you just enough faith to take the first step in pursuit of your passion. But most often, in my experience, faith doesn’t follow signs; signs follow decisions.
You overcome spiritual inertia and produce spiritual momentum by making tough decisions. The tougher the decision, the more potential momentum. If you want to see God moving, you need to make a move!
I learned this lesson during our first year at [Washington DC’s] National Community Church. We’d been praying for a drummer to join our worship team for months. But I felt I needed to put some feet on my faith. So I went out and bought a $400 drum set. I bought it on a Thursday. Our first drummer showed up the next Sunday. And he was good! He was actually part of the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.
I can’t promise that signs will follow your step of faith in three minutes, three hours, or three days. But they will follow. God will sanctify your expectations, and you won’t be able to wait to see what God is going to do next.
—Mark Batterson in Wild Goose Chase
My Response: A way I’ll pray about putting feet to my faith is …
Thought to Apply: Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it’s doomed to failure. —John Haggai
Adapted from Wild Goose Chase (Multnomah, 2008)
Prayer for the Week: I want to live for something bigger than myself, Lord. Give me courage to take the risks that go with the rush of having a significant impact for your kingdom.