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A Journey of Belief

My journey of belief began in the passenger seat of a friends’ car.  We were driving down the road and he said, “Have you read today’s Utmost?”  I had not read the Oct 27th entry, so I grabbed it from his back seat and began to read.  A verse jumped off the page that I had never seen before.  Jesus, when speaking to the two blind men in Matt 9, asks them this question: “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”  http://utmost.org/the-method-of-missions/.  Chambers expounded on this question: “Our Lord unwaveringly asks us that question, and it confronts us in every individual situation we encounter. The one great challenge to us is— do I know my risen Lord? Do I know the power of His indwelling Spirit? Am I wise enough in God’s sight, but foolish enough according to the wisdom of the world, to trust in what Jesus Christ has said? Or am I abandoning the great supernatural position of limitless confidence in Christ Jesus, which is really God’s only call.”

Something shifted in me that day in the passenger seat.   Later on that day I had to be completely honest with myself and answer the question.   As I pondered it I realized my answer was primarily, “No, I don’t really believe that you can do this Lord, so I am going to do it myself.”  That was how I went about my days, believing more in the “kingdom of Shawn” then in the Kingdom of God.  That afternoon I decided it was time for a change and asked the Lord to direct me in a new journey of belief.  That journey led me to the Gospels.  We’ll begin there tomorrow…

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