Moving beyond the doubt and skepticism

I’m fairly sure I’ll deal with some form of doubt all through my life. The doubt I think of right now, though, stems from a deep trust in what Jesus says… and that is something I want to diminish as much as possible.

In John 4, a royal official comes and requests Jesus to come to his house and heal his son. Jesus simply speaks the word.

50 “Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.”
The man took Jesus at his word and departed.

It’s that second line that calls out to me. THAT is the doubt I want to diminish in my life.

Just take Jesus at his word. Go do it.

I’ve come to the place where I ask constantly to know what to pray when it comes to “audacious” prayers, and the Lord is teaching me to hear and then to pray.

Yet… I dare not stop.

Three years ago I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “A year from now you will be standing in Africa.” A year later I was standing in Ethiopia.

Out of a deep desire to hear God and just obey, we’ve seen our church come a long way. In about four years we’ve walked through a miraculous transformation. And yet…

There is more. More in the way of planting churches. More in the way of getting involved in Ethiopia.

The small doubts may rise up, but I want this man’s obedience.

Take Jesus at his word… and get to it.

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