Monday, March 12, 2018

Faith With a Silly Grin

Indiana Jones movies wear me out. Binge watch this series? No thanks.

But, I have to say that in the midst of all the action there is one scene in  “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” that has stayed with like Indiana Jones’ hat does with him. (Crazy how he keeps that hat through all his adventures!)

It’s the scene when he’s in a cave, again, and he’s being chased, again, and he needs to get from one side to the next with no help in sight, again. He comes to a huge canyon and needs to get to the other side to get the Holy Grail and save his father. He throws pebbles out and there in front of him he sees a bridge. Kind of, sees it. Then he has to step out in faith and put his foot on the bridge that he can kind of see and walk.

That’s where I am. Well, not exactly . . . I’m not being chased, and I don’t need to find the Holy Grail to save my father. But, I do need to take a step of faith and walk where I kind of see a path.

Been there? You probably have, and I can guarantee you that you probably hesitated and smiled a silly Harrison Ford grin as you looked at the path in front of you.

Well, I’m taking that step of faith. 

I believe in the One who has put that path before me. With each step I hope to get stronger and stronger until I’m no longer aware of the pebbles under my feet or that there is a vast unknown below. 

I will keep my eyes straight ahead on the Lord who leads me.

I’m letting go of all the doubt, fear, and disbelief that wants to weigh me down and keep me from putting my foot on this path. I’m taking God’s truths from His Word, the nudges He gives me from the Holy Spirit, and the examples of His Son and I will run towards the unknown that awaits me. For God’s Word says, “For I know the plans I have for you, . . . plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope,” (Jer. 29:11 ESV).

Want to come with me? 

I hope so. I would love to see you on the other side. I may not have a hat on like Indiana Jones, but I’m sure you will be able to see the silly grin on my face.

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Scripture from English Standard Version

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