Every other crime touches God’s territory, but unbelief aims a blow at his divinity, impeaches his veracity, denies his goodness, blasphemes his attributes, maligns his character; therefore, God, of all things, hates first and chiefly, unbelief, wherever it is.—Charles Haddon Spurgeon*
Yesterday at Sonrise we shared how God is bigger than the ordinary. Nothing may cause one to remain in ordinary Christianity than doubts and fears. There are doubts that God is unwilling and powerless to deliver His people. Doubts that God has no divine plan for them. We arrive at points where we feel as though we know these thoughts are not true yet we still cannot seem to completely remove them from our thinking. Then there is fear.
Fear will cause us to remain in ordinary Christianity as well. We used the acronym of False Expectations Appearing Real for fear. Fears of dreams and dreams unrealized. Fears of natural phenomenon. Fear of the unknown. Even fears about the future. There is nothing ordinary about the daily walk with Jesus Christ. Look around you this week at how God is working in the middle of good and not so good circumstances. Regardless of how we feel He is truly bigger than any situation that you are in right now. Do not lose hope or dwell on doubts and fears. Dwell on the goodness of God!
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” Psalms 43:5
Until then, Go and Make Disciples of all Nations.