A Word every day to get you on your way!
Here is the Daily Dose for Monday, December 16, 2019.
Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David. Isaiah 55:3
Eyes Wide Open
I remember my first pyramid scheme. I wasn’t running it; I was being recruited into it. A friend had already signed up and that means that you have to bring in other people. So he invited me to a “seminar” to find out more about the company and see if I wanted to sign up. So I sat patiently through the presentation and all the promises of untold riches that were waiting for me and the testimonials. I listened closely, and when it came to the question and answer period, I had several questions. In fact, I had so many questions that they offered to give me a personal business counselor to answer them so that they could keep the presentation moving.
My nice business counselor met me for coffee and was ready to answer my questions and sell me on the opportunity. The only problem for him was, I still had a lot of questions. Questions like how many new people get to the top of the company? What percentage of these businesses fail? What is the upfront cost, and the typical return on investment on that initial investment? I had a question after question until he finally said, “Either you believe in this or you don’t,” and left in a huff. I was kinda disappointed that he left, I still had a few more questions. A few months later, my friend came to me and said I was right not to sign up because the business had folded, and he was out all of his initial investment.
Friends, there are some things that you just have to believe in, but you should have a reason to believe. The reason I believe in God is that he asks you to come eyes wide open. He asks you not to suspend disbelief and follow but to taste and see that the Lord is good. He doesn’t ask your leap of faith simply be blind, rather he says come and see, open your ears and listen. Then decide for yourself. You can still have questions and have faith in God. You can still have uncertainty, and have faith in God. You can still not be sure that this is for you, and still, have faith in God. You can have all of those things and have faith in God because God promises to love you and be there while you have questions, while you have doubts, and while you are still uncertain. He promises to love you and be there for you everlastingly in spite of fear and doubt because his love does not depend on you, it depends on him. So try God with your eyes wide open and see what happens.