Sunday, April 08, 2018

Thinx 93: Sermon notes #2

By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

— Hebrews 11:5-6 (emphasis mine)

Faith/trust are what it takes to receive anything beyond the usual providential stuff: rain, sunshine, seasons etc. Like it says in Acts 17:28 when Paul is in Athens,"In Him we live and move and have our being."

Decision-making is hard. We are afraid of making the wrong decision. Of “hearing a voice behind you” (Isaiah 30:21) because you had headed off in your own direction.

Everyone does what seems good to them. We also must do what seems right to us. However, we need to do that in the light of God's word and in the context of the people of God (the church). Imagine, having purchased a ticket to fly somewhere, kneeling in a toilet cubicle (in search of some privacy), prayerfully waiting for a voice from heaven authorising you to get on the plane.

© Copyright Bruce M. Axtens, 2018

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