Faith or Fear


We are halfway through the month of September and that marker just so happens to land on a Thursday!

Which can only mean one thing: It’s time for Thursday’s Thoughts from Pastor David.

The church I am blessed to serve, Mountain View Presbyterian Church (MVPC) is on a 90 day trek through the Bible!

“The Bible in 90 Days” is our rallying cry as we encourage one another to pursue a deeper relationship with the Author of Life, the Lord God Almighty by reading His word, His entire word over the next 90 days!

We started on September 11th and as of yesterday, we are through the first book of the Bible – Genesis!

If you are familiar with the book of Genesis, one of the major characters is Abraham.

There is a multitude of things we can glean from the life of Abraham, but the one which sticks in my mind like peanut butter to the roof of my mouth on a hot, arid, dry desert day is his “faith!”

With the options of Faith or Fear before him every step of the way, Abraham chose “Faith” over “Fear” every time.

I love the way the author of Hebrews puts it:

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”

When was the last time you went out to follow God’s lead, “not knowing where you were going?”

In fact, perhaps a better question is, “What kind of shoes are you wearing these days?”

Shoes of concrete? – Stable, Secure, Immovable, Rock hard…

Shoes of running? – Movable, designed to run, made to move to embrace the promises of God, inheritance securing shoes…

What will move us today?
Faith or Fear?

Fear tends to be based on us…
Faith tends to be based on God…

I’m sticking with God today!
How ‘bout you?

Get moving and Go get ‘em!

God’s inheritance and blessing awaits us!

PS – The Bible in 90 Days Reading Schedule

Today – Exodus 1: 1 – Exodus 15: 18

Friday – Exodus 15: 19 – Exodus 28: 43

Saturday – Exodus 29: 1 – Exodus 40: 38

Sunday – Leviticus 1: 1 – Leviticus 14: 32

Monday – Leviticus 14: 33 – Leviticus 26: 26

Tuesday – Leviticus 26: 27 – Numbers 8: 14

Wednesday – Numbers 8: 15 – Numbers 21: 7

Grace and peace,
Laugh often and Fear not!

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