When You Have Faith You Don't Need This.
Mk 16:2-4 - Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. NASU
These three women, Mary, Mary, and Salome, did not know how they were going to move the extremely large stone, but they didn't let that stop them from walking to the tomb.
I have been in way too many meetings where the people were frozen with fear to do anything because according to them they didn't have all the answers. They couldn't possibly be expected to make a rational decision without first investigating this issue.
Mary, Mary, and Salome had no idea how they were going to move the extremely large stone but that was not going to stop them from going to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus.
Let me say it this way, "They had faith and God rewarded their faith by sending an angel to remove the stone."
Or are you like these three ladies?
They had a partial plan. They waited until the Sabbath was over and then they bought the spices they would need to anoint Jesus' body.
They then travel to the tomb with the spices and were going to anoint His body except there was one problem. He wasn't there. He had resurrected.
They met an angel but didn't even know it. I wonder how many times we humans have met angels and didn't recognize them (Hebrews 13:2 - Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.)?
So what about your faith?
Do you have a desire, a passion, and a partial plan and as far as you are concerned that is enough. Have you launched out on your journey?
When you meet obstacles do you believe God will help you move them out of your way?
If so, that my friends is faith.
You don't have all the answers but you trust in God. You believe you will succeed and so you launch out from shore.
May you enjoy your journey and may every obstacle you encounter only strengthen your faith.
Think On These:
Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see.
Faith with works is a Force. Faith without works is a farce.
In all relationships of life, faith is worthless unless it leads to action.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.