Have you ever noticed how you can rely on human logic so much that it hinders your faith walk? Faith is believing in what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Faith does not rely on human logic or on what it can see.
I never noticed how much I approach life with such trust in my own understanding. As I read the story of Joshua and read how God said to them – do these things even after He had promised that Jericho’s wall will fall. I said to myself but why? Why did the Israeli Army have to march around six times before the final march and shout? Also, when God directed them to cross the river Jordan and I found myself asking why did they have to stand in the water; carry a stone and everything else? To my own human understanding, I could not see the point to it all.
Forgetting that His ways are not my ways and His thoughts are not my thoughts.
Without even realizing that trust and faith must be shown by us. I realize that my first instinct when things happen is to apply my own human understanding and it has gotten to the point where it has started to hinder my faith walk without me realizing it.
When God commands you to do something… you do it, “because you said so, I will” should be my natural default not hmm but this does not make sense or I don’t see the point of it.
In this world, one must be careful with their words, thoughts, attitude and actions. You don’t ever want to fall into the trap of I won’t listen or move till I see it, understand it or convince myself this must be the way. God speaks to us all through so many ways, directly and indirectly. So, when He sends people to us to guide us, it is very important that we have eyes that see, ears that hear and a heart that obeys, listen and discerns.