Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test? 2nd Corinthians 13:5 NIV
The pilots of a light aircraft were unqualified to fly in bad weather, but they needed to refuel. Dropping through a hole in the clouds, they were thrust around under the stormy blanket. They tried to dodge between low hills and power lines until they reached a small air field. On a wing and a prayer they managed to touch down safely. The man that they paid for the fuel just stared wordlessly at the fools. They refused to stay and hurried to get back into the air and leave the area. They had landed by a miracle and by a miracle they would continue their journey. Have we ever been considered fools for our faith in the saving grace of God?
Faith is like a muscle. It needs to be stretched to grow and be made strong. We are not called to risk our lives like the novice pilots. But we are called to step out in our faith in God. We are called to believe in Him more than we are in the world around us or the situations we face. The only way to progress in this line of faith is to walk intimately with the One we claim to believe in. Do we know our Savior completely? Or is there some growth that can be sought today? Who is daring enough to pursue Jesus right now? Shall we examine our faith in Christ today to see if our relationship with Him is strong enough to take us through every test?
Help us walk so close to You that our faith will pass every test, we pray!