“Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for those forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey His commands.” Deuteronomy 8:2 NLT
I read a book a couple of years ago by Jimmy Evans that I think just may be his best book ever. In “Ten Steps Toward Christ” Jimmy says:
“We must get used to doing things that we don’t completely understand and aren’t comfortable with if we are going to be faithful followers of Christ.”
The Lord has asked people to do some pretty off the wall things. He asked Abraham to kill Isaac when he was supposed to be the father of many nations. He asked Noah to build a boat when there was no water in sight. He told Moses and Aaron to talk to a rock to get water. He asked a rich man to give away everything he owned to the poor. He told Peter to step out onto the open water. He wiped spit and mud on a blind man’s eyes and told him to go wash it off in the river.
I’m not sure why it would ever be a surprise when God asks us to do things that don’t seem to make sense.
Like getting baptized again after 20 years…
“But God surely you don’t mean in front of the whole church?”
“But how will I explain it?”
“What will ‘they’ think?”
“Remember how I, the Lord your God led you through the wilderness…humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey my commands. ”
Is there something the Lord is asking of you today that doesn’t seem to make sense?
How will you respond?