Living our “Whatever it takes…” mission life in Guatemala has brought Heb 11:1 so dear to our hearts. Without Faith, “Whatever it takes…” would have taken our lives, our calling, our convictions long ago, and we nor PBM would not have made it past its first few years.
“FAITH is the ASSURANCE of things Hoped for, the CERTAINTY of things not yet seen!”
On our last night before the May 17th PBM Board Meeting, I simply desire to share with you a devotion that continues to change my life, day after day, year after year…unto Eternity!
My Utmost for HIS Highest, April 29
Naturally, we are inclined to be so mathematical and calculating that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We imagine that we have to reach some end, but that is NOT the nature of spiritual life. The nature of spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty. [Heb 11:1]
Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life: gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, we do not know what a day may bring forth. This is generally said with a sigh of sadness, it should be rather an expression of breathless expectation! We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God. Jesus said, “Except ye…become as little children.” Spiritual life is the life [faith] of a child. We are not uncertain of God, but uncertain of what He is going to do next.
Leave the whole thing to Him, it is gloriously uncertain how He will come in, but He will come.