So that’s what I’ve decided this morning. I’m a faith wimp. I’m not ready to embark on Hebrews 11 because it’s too weighty to take on right now. There are so many heroes of the faith — so many more than are listed in chapter 11. I want time to read about them and digest how far and wide they had to trust God in circumstances much more difficult than I’ve ever faced.
Faith, the kind of faith that is on four-color display in Hebrews 11, is built on a relationship with God. Radical trust and obedience is not the result of reading words on a page. It is not the result of hear-say nor does it come from second hand faith. It comes from current revelation and communion.
So, I’m going to take some of the summer off before continuing on with Hebrews. I’m responding to Jesus’ call to come away and rest. I will be jumping into Hebrews 11 for myself ~ savoring it, wrestling with it, growing into it….and the writing will resume when my heart is so full I can’t keep it in any more.
In the meantime, I will be sharing various devotionals from the many years we’ve been on this upward climb together. Maybe you’ll see one of your favorites come across your inbox.
Taste and see that God is good.
Your words were found, and I ate them. Your words became a delight to me and the joy of my heart, for I am called by Your name. Jeremiah 15:16