Currently I am writing several children’s stories which I hope to be able to illustrate in the (near) future. They are based on true stories- biographies. By God’s grace I want to be able to finish writing this series (and another one) this summer. I really hope these writing projects will be done by the time I start school- because once I get into the school routine writing stories is literally impossible to do, except probably a sentence a day. 🙂
So until then, I’ll share with you little stories from a nice book I have titled: Swordpoint, 90 Day Devotional for Warriors by a chaplain named Chuck Wood. We found it amongst some old books our uncle had, and kept it. The book has short military stories for daily reading that are tied in with spiritual lessons.
Here is one lesson about faith that my family and I are learning and which is so true concerning our walk with the Lord:
Leap of Faith
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for He who comes to God must believe that He is
and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
As a paratrooper you learn the art of faith. You step up to an open door of an aircraft flying 120 knots at 800 ft. and then jump. Jumping out of an aircraft is not about the absence of fear. It’s not about the great pay you receive. It’s not about the wings or beret you wear. At the moment you exit the door, it boils down to one thing. It’s about believing your chute is going to open.
If you didn’t think it would open, all the bolo badges, money, and courage wouldn’t get you out the door. In our Christian walk, when we come to the edge of the spiritual jump platform, we are faced with the fact that we must trust God. We must step out and believe in Him. As a result, we please Him because we have placed our future in His hands. Stand in the Door!
My personal note: This lesson addresses faith in our walk with God and the lessons we learn along the way. It does not mean having blind “faith” in such things as stepping out and embracing some new form of religion, doctrinal teaching, or some kind of “spirituality”. In that case is not faith any longer, but apostasy or spiritual blindness. Just thought I would mention that, because some people equate embracing a new religion as “stepping out in faith”.