Faith has benefits

We often think that if God is requiring us to do something by faith, we will have to struggle to move forward. We think walking by faith means our journey won’t be a smooth transition.

Years ago the Lord led me to move to another city in the state where I lived. It was about 6 hours away and it was in the mountains of Albany N.Y. Well the move in itself was a leap of faith. I was the only woman of my race in town and the lifestyle was much more rural than the city lifestyle that I was used to. I was going to be leaving the familiar of family, friends and church. I was giving it all up.

Well I took a trip to that city and as soon as I arrived I was offered a position in the school of missions. Once it was announced in church that I was taking this leap of faith a man in the church who was a Greyhound bus driver made provision for me free of charge. It was a long time ago and I can’t remember all the details I just know that faith did not mean a big struggle. In essence the “red carpet” was being rolled out to me to come to that new place. This happened before I moved. So the decision to move was based on the offer that was made. That’s how I knew it was really God’s will for me to move. Provision was made on the other side ahead of time.  This did not make it any less a leap of faith.

So when you are walking by faith just know that it doesn’t always mean a struggle to do it alone. If God is in it, there can be some benefits even before you move forward and it’s still faith.

 Hebrews 11:6:

6  And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.