What must you and I do that God will not do for us? Answer: we must choose. Joshua said, “Choose for yourself this day whom you will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Paul said, “live by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.” Again our choice. Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned…” Our choice again.
All of creation is under compulsion…the caterpillar must become a butterfly; the chicken must lay an egg; only man has a choice of what he will be. Choice must have…well, …a choice. We cannot choose if there is only one thing to choose from. Example: Would you like a cup of tea, a cup of tea, or a cup of tea?
We cannot choose heaven if there is no hell. We cannot choose a blessing if there is no curse, and we cannot choose single life if there is no married life. Or again we cannot choose to walk in the spirit if there is no flesh.
So, how can we choose faith if there is no doubt. Many are distraught when they see doubt creeping into their lives, but doubt must appear if there is to be a faith choice.
Doubt is the signal that Faith is the other option. Don’t be undone when you see doubt. Move past it, push it aside on the way to a faith choice. Don’t hesitate, choose Faith.
“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we cannot see…and without faith it is impossible to please God.” ( Hebrews 11:1 & 6) There is no doubt in this truth!
Carol’s letter this month titled “Get a New Life” makes it clear you must be born again to get this new life. But we Christians live this new life (of Christ in us the hope of glory) By Faith Without a Doubt.
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