Hi Everyone :)
Firstly, my sincere apologies for my lack of consistency for a while- 3rd year of university had the best of me in taking up my time. But thanks to God, I am now finished & back better than before (I promise).
So... As the title states, this post will be a brief opening on taking a 'Leap of Faith'. Now, what does that mean you may ask? Well, a Leap of Faith can be explained as an act of believing/ or hoping for something that may not come with supporting evidence. In Christianity what this means, is to have faith in God- to trust & hope in all the good things to come from him. Whether this may be during a difficult period in your life or even on just a normal day, having strong Faith (substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen) in something you cannot physically see is difficult BUT that does not make it impossible!
2 Corinthians 4:18 (NLT) 'So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.' This verse simply explains that we should not ponder on the problems we may currently be facing but having faith in God should give us hope to focus on the good things ahead. Knowing that you will not remain in this current situation forever is a starting point, drawing closer to God in order to make room for upliftment and progress is all part of this Leap of Faith.
Something, I have personally realised whilst getting closer to God is the importance of having faith; which shows through the fact that as Christians we cannot possibly please God if we lack faith. Meaning if we doubt him, or remain stagnant in believing that he cannot do even MORE than what we expect, it is basically us emphasizing that God is not able to do all things & of course that is NOT true because he surely is! As Hebrews 12:1-2 (NLT) states we need to separate ourselves from any bad weight that may be weighing us down, giving us negative thoughts & look unto God the author and finisher of our faith- how we can do this will be featured in my next post :)
Finally, what I'd like to leave you with today is a reminder that without God we are NOTHING! The first half of the year has passed & it's only by his grace that we made it through so let's make a start today to take a Leap of Faith and give God the gratitude he deserves, starting by being equipped in Faith!
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That's all for today, Stay blessed & have a great weekend :)