Thanks, I needed this!
The Only Way to Live (Pastor Adrian Rogers)
“Now the just shall live by faith.” – Hebrews 10:38
This great statement, so abundantly true, actually was first stated in the book of Habakkuk. The writer of Hebrews is quoting the prophet Habakkuk.
Habakkuk was perplexed. He lived in a day of violence, degradation, apostasy and danger. He bombarded Heaven, asking God to answer—to explain things so he could make sense of it all. But God said, “Habakkuk, you couldn’t understand it anyway, if I told you what I’m up to. You think I’m not working? I’m working, and Habakkuk, here is your responsibility. You are to live in this uncertain age by faith. You want me to tell you how to live? Don’t live by explanations. Live by faith.”
Now, that’s not hocus-pocus or smoke and mirrors. That has spiritual steel and concrete in it…“the just shall live by faith.”
This is the only way to live. In fact, this verse is quoted three times in the Word of God. I wonder if God is trying to tell us something. I know He is. The challenge for us today—and every day—is to live by faith.
This is something I must practice each day. I am not one to stew and worry, but the adjustment to living totally alone is very strange and takes some time to become used to. I must daily turn my eyes away from a single room and one window. I must be about, doing things that make a difference in the lives of others. By doing so, I lose sight of my four walls and get about doing what GOD put me on this earth to do. I already feel better just thinking about what is out there for me to participate in. “May the Good LORD take a likin’ to ya”, as Roy Rogers would say. It all depends on our handling of the gifts HE gave us and stepping out in Faith. That’s what I get from my Box of Chocolates. AMEN