Recently I found myself in a real predicament. I didn’t have ANY money, and I had to get to and from work. It was one day before pay day and I didn’t have any gas. The problem was that my car was already on E and work was 24 miles away. Let me mention again that my commute was 24 miles one way! First, I thought about trying to make the round trip and running out of gas somewhere between point A and point B. Honestly, I knew that getting there would not be a problem; getting back would be the hard part!
What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?
Something told me to go, so I went. Sure enough, I made it there without a problem.
As I got back into the car to go home, the gas needle was well below E (somewhere around F, G, or H). I said a short prayer, waited in silence for about two minutes, then proceeded to drive home without a problem. In fact, the gas needle did not move at all. Can you believe that?
What exactly does this mean? It means that we CAN pull ourselves out of the dilemmas we presently face. First of all, it takes faith: a belief that we can succeed even when all signs point to a different outcome. Second, it takes work: a burning desire to do whatever it takes to achieve what we want. This powerful combination is a force, ordained by God, that can’t be prevented or stopped. When we start to understand this, we will be able to accomplish great things.
Hopefully, this lesson about faith will become a part of our daily lives. Sometimes we feel as if we have nothing. However, we have so much more. We have God, so we need to remember that HE has a plan for us. We have potential, so we need to build the strength to work toward it. We have faith, so we need to summon the courage to look for it.
Faith moves mountains. Faith builds bridges. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, but not yet seen.
When was the last time you had to test the limits of your faith?