Great Faith: Day 4

Current mood:

Hearing this in Japanese made me tear up. It is very reassuring. God is telling me to not be afraid for He is here with me as he has always been. It made me want to shout and run because I can’t contain it. It’s too wonderful for me. I remembered how I screamed and squealed like a crazy person to cheer for Yuto. I couldn’t contain my excitement and love for him. What more this overflowing love from God! It makes me feel like the world is mine to conquer.

I enjoyed the story featured in today’s devotional. Let me share it with you.

“Charles Blondin (1824-1897) was one of the greatest circus acrobats of all time. He performed many dangerous feats during his career but the most outstanding were his exhibitions on an 1,100-foot-long tightrope stretched 160 feet above Niagra Falls. He crossed the falls several times, always with different theatrical variations: blindfolded, on stilts, pushing a wheelbarrow. Once, he even sat on the tightrope and cooked an omelet.

But his first crossing stands out above all the others. After successfully crossing Niagra, Blondin asked the gathered crowd, “Who believes I can cross back over the falls?” The crowd roared as one, “We believe!” “Then who,” Blondin said, “is willing to get on my back while I cross?” The crowd was silent. Finally, one brave man stepped out of the crowd and said, “I will.” He climbed on Blondin’s shoulders, and they both walked successfully over Niagra Falls.

The crowd at Niagra Falls mentally assented to Blondin’s ability to cross but the brave man who climbed on his shoulders believed from his heart.”

—From Great Faith

Great faith moves you to act. I think it’s amazing to be able to believe something from the heart. To be certain, to be fully convinced of God’s power to touch your life and fulfill His promises. How wonderful this feeling of security and peace is with Christ! I believe miracles are bound to happen when you step out in faith.


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