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Today’s Truth

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see,”

Hebrews 11:1

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One night a family was startled from sleep by the piercing blare of their smoke detector. The house was on fire and smoke swirled up the wooden staircase. The father bolted from his bed and ran to his children’s room. He grabbed his eighteen-month-old baby out of his crib, and dragged his four-year-old son by the hand. They were half-way down the stairs when the little boy remembered his favorite teddy bear in his room and broke away to go back and get it. In the mayhem and confusion, the father didn’t realize his son wasn’t with him until he reached the front yard.

By the time the little boy found his teddy bear, the flames had filled his room and trapped him inside. Smoke burned his lungs as he coughed and cried out the open window.

“Daddy! Daddy!” he cried. “Help me!

His dad called up to the lad, “I’m right here, son. Jump and I’ll catch you.”

“But Daddy,” the boy cried, “I can’t see you!”

“That’s OK, son,” he called. “I can see you! Now jump!”

The boy blindly jumped from the open window and landed safely in his father’s arms.

I love that story. It is my story.

So many times my Heavenly Father calls me to jump. Sometimes He tells me to jump out of a situation, and sometimes he calls me to jump into an opportunity. Either way, I usually baulk at the idea…at least a little.

“But God, I can’t see You,” I cry.

“That’s OK,” He replies. “I can see you. Now jump!”

And so I jump. And He is there every time.

What about you? Is God calling you to jump out of a fiery situation? Is God calling you into a new opportunity? Well sister, if He is, jump. You might not be able to see Him, but He can see you. And that is all that matters.

Let’s Pray
Father, thank You for always being there for me. Help me to have the courage and the faith to jump out of any fiery situation that could singe my character, char my faith, or leave me smelling of smoke. Help me to have the courage and the faith to jump into any blessed opportunity that could increase my faith, build my character, and leave me wearing the fragrance of Christ.
In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn

All through the Bible God called men and women to take a leap of faith. Every time God promised that He would be right there with him or her.

Read Exodus 3:12 and 4:12 and notice what God told Moses.

Read Joshua 1:5 and 1:9 and notice what God told Joshua.

Read Judges 6:16 and notice what God told Gideon.

If you really want to gas up your faith tank, read all of Hebrews 11.

Go back to today’s truth. How does it relate to today’s story?

If you are ready to take a leap of faith today, click over to my blog post and say, “Ok God, here I come!”

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11 Responses to “Jump Into Abba’s Arms”

  1. Jacjie says:

    ok GOD here I come

  2. Judith A. Gregory says:

    Thanks for the PUSH!

    “Ok God,here I come!”

  3. Judith A. Gregory says:

    Thank you for the daily encouragement

  4. Lydia says:

    This brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for reminding me that even when I can’t see him, he can see me!

  5. Molly Balk says:

    Ok God! HERE WE COME!!

  6. Rachel says:

    OK God, here I come!

  7. Deb C says:

    Ok God, here I come!

  8. Nancy Hamilton says:

    Ok, God here I come

  9. June Kuitert says:

    We recently changed churches
    to where my son in law preaches. I miss all the familiar faces and friends but have been invited to help lead a Bible Study and help with a group of young moms. I am praying that these two areas are God’s plan and not my plan. Is this the path you want me to take Lord?

  10. Olivia says:

    Okay, God, here I come! 😀

  11. Sophia says:

    Awesome story-perfect analogy for someone like me who believe she must see before taking the leap- today onward my mantra is Here I am Lord, jumping into faith, jumping away from sins that so easily besets me jumping toward a Christian walk that’s blameless, trusting You Lord God are there to catch me no matter the circumstances. In Jesus Mighty Name Amen and Hallelujah

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