“It’s one thing to say we believe God raised Jesus from the dead and that we have the hope of eternal life through faith in Him. It’s another thing to put our faith in the God who raises the dead as He leads us into experiences of weakness.”- Banning Liebscher
“By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. . . . Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead.”- Hebrews 11:17-19 (NIV)
Banning Liebscher continues Chapter 5 of Rooted as he underscores that your faith gets reals when you experience weakness. Most noteworthy, when you discover Jesus is always with you and He’s the One you rely upon, that changes everything.
Furthermore, Pastor Liebscher notes, when God asks you to step out in faith, He doesn’t toss you in the deep end, leaving you to figure it out. God’s with you in the deep end. And He wants you to experience that reality. So, in moments of failure or loss, Banning hears God saying, The story is not over. I’m the God who raises the dead. I’ve got this covered and I’ve got you covered.
Therefore, when we emerge from the deep end, we possess an awareness of God’s abiding presence. That sense of God’s abiding presence forever changes the way we view impossible situations. The Holy Spirit firmly establishes our rots as He reveals the Father who never leaves us. Pastor Liebscher explains:
“Nothing is worth more to God than our faith. It’s what pleases Him, and He loves to put us in situations where we can please Him. He also loves to put us in situations where we get to experience and see that our faith is genuine.”
Today’s question: How do you live your faith in the God who raises the dead? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Tested, proven, genuine faith”