A quick one from a Furtick Sermon series called “Deep”.
The deepest faith comes from the simplest act of obedience.
I blogged a few days ago about Naaman, the military commander who is expecting magic and not a miracle from God. His miracle came when he took the small step of obeying the word of God and dipping himself into the river Jordan to be healed of his leprosy.
Sometimes I feel like I’ve gotten past the “basic” Christianity stuff, and I’m looking for deeper truths. And Furtick calls me out on this when I listen to his podcasts. Or rather, God does through the words that Furtick speaks.
He says (and I paraphrase) that what we honestly want, is some kind of Biblical trivia that’s so deep and convoluted that it confuses us so much that we can’t do anything practical about it. We want to be “smarter” but not more obedient to God.
I don’t know how long it’s gonna take, but I really do have to keep learning the basic lesson of faith. Listening when God says so. Doing when God says so.
And maybe you do too.
Another thing that I’ve found in the past few days is that when my motivation is low, I always tend to plan for some magical time in the future. Instead of accepting the miracle that is God working in me, even when I don’t want to, or I’m not in the mood.