Acting On Belief

If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Matthew 17:20 A tightrope walker had decided that for his next publicity stunt he would walk across Niagara Falls. The event was advertised nationwide, and people gathered from miles around  to watch. The tightrope walker waved at the people and stepped on the wire. Not a sound was heard from the crowd as he inched his way across that great divide and back again. Then, when his feet were once again on terra firma, the crowds started cheering.

The tightrope walker made his way to the microphone and asked, “How many of you believe I can walk across Niagara Falls?hands were raised. Then the tightrope walker made eye contact with one gentleman. “You sir, do you believe I can walk across Niagara Falls?” “Yes, yes” was the reply. The tightrope walker said, “Then you get into this wheelbarrow, sir, and I’ll wheel you across.” Never has a man disappeared into a crowd so fast.

It isn’t enough to say we believe. We have to be willing to risk getting into the wheelbarrow-to act on our belief.  This applies to our relationships and even with our own journey. It is not enough to know that there is the possibility of help out there; we have to be able to commit ourselves to the process of the journey before we can be healed.

Prayer:  Lord, I want to risk. Make me willing to be willing.


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