“Yes – But . . . !”
"Yes - But . . . !"
Lets just assume that God tells you to do something that is an enormous test of your common sense, totally going against it. What would you do? Will you hold back? If you get into the habit of doing something physically, you will do it every time you are tested until you break the habit through sheer determination. Again and again you will come right up to what Jesus wants, but every time you will turn back at the true point of testing until you are determined to abandon yourself to God in total surrender. Yet we tend to say, "Yes, but suppose I do obey God, in this matter, what about ...?" Or we say, "Yes, I will obey God if what He asks of me does not go against my common sense, bit do not ask me to take a step in the dark."
Jesus Christ demands the same unrestrained, adventurous spirit in those who have placed their trust in Him that the natural man shows. If a person is ever going to do anything worthwhile, there will be times when he must risk everything by his leap into the dark. In the spiritual realm, Jesus demands that you risk everything you hold on to or believe through common sense, and leap by faith into what He says. Once you obey, you will immediately find that what He says is as solidly consistent as common sense. By the test of common sense, Christ's statements may seem mad, but when you test them by the trial of faith, your findings will fill your spirit with the awesome fact that they are the words of God. Trust fully in God, and when He brings you to a new opportunity of adventure, offering it to you, see that you take advantage of it.
We act like pagans in a crisis - only one out of an entire crowd is daring enough to invest his faith in the character of God.