From The Pastor's Heart
Faith is taking daring and risky moves simply based on our knowledge of God.
After spending time with a person, doing business with them and knowing who they are, we can make commitments that sometimes are daring and risky based on monies involved. Why do we do that? We say we know them very well and are sure they cannot disappoint.
In Daniel 3:16, we see three young men in a foreign land daring the King and their defense is simple, they had knowledge of what their God is able to do. They also acknowledged His sovereignty in choosing to do it or not. They knew Him. They knew He is able to save them from the fire, they knew He would deliver them from the kings hand but they also knew he was sovereign in His decision and could choose not romance them. That notwithstanding, they made a decision of faith based on their knowledge of God.
How much do you know your God? Your faith will never exceed your knowledge of God thus the saying by one author that faith is human response to God's self disclosure. If you want to take daring steps in your faith, invest in knowing God. If you listen to testimonies and you wonder if you can ever rise to that level of faith, invest in your knowledge of God.
How do you do this? Consistently study the word of God to understand and apply it, sit under the teaching and counsel of genuine and true ministers of the word of God, join and actively be in a genuine fellowship of believers whose aim is to seek God and find Him and spend quality time in prayer and meditation hearing and talking to God.
Jeremiah 9:24 allows us to boast but on one condition, that we have the understanding to know God.
Today, determine to make the sacrifice to dig deeper in your search for the knowledge of God and you will be able to take daring steps of faith.