Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dare to Believe

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take." ~ Proverbs 3:5,6,NLT

Corrie ten Boom tells the following story:

"When God tells me to visit a country, I obey His direction. So when I saw that a clerk in a travel agency had changed my route, I telephoned her back immediately.

"'Why must I go from Sydney to Tel Aviv and then to Cape Town, instead of from Sydney to Cape Town?'

"'I am sorry, but there is no refueling spot in the Indian Ocean.'

"'Well, I cannot change my plans. I will just have to pray for an island!'

"In only a few minutes' time she telephoned me again, saying she had received a telegram from Qantas (the Australian airline) announcing that they had arranged a refueling place in the Cocos islands so that there was now a direct flight from Sydney to Cape Town" (Each New Day, World Wide Publications, 1977).

Are you grinning? I believe Miss Corrie got a God-wink! Can you imagine the faith of this little woman? She dared to believe God - no qualms about it. Corrie's response to her dilemma? "Well, then, I'll just have to pray for an island!" And she did. And God did. End of story.

Oh that we would take God at His Word and dare to believe.

Father, We believe. Help us with our unbelief. You are such an amazing God. Nothing is too difficult for You. We say that with our lips, Lord. Help us say it with our hearts, with our knower. You are great and mighty, full of power. I so appreciate that You hear us when we call out to You with our needs. Thank You for Your faithfulnesss.


  1. Nan... I love this message! Our faith comes from absolute love, and absolute love genders trust. Believing in God is foundational to our salvation experience and to our daily walk with Him!
    lvya, Sis!

  2. Amen Mid! I am learning absolute trust and hope.