Saturday, February 25, 2012

Daily Thought: Responding to God's Voice

What does it really mean to live by faith?  The response of faith is nothing more than obedience.  Faith begins with God speaking and materializes when we respond.  Somehow we've come to believe that faith removes ambiguity rather than calls us to live in it.  As mentioned earlier, we have primarily related to "faith" as a noun rather than a verb.  The church tends to live by "the faith" more than it lives by faith.  The goal has to make sure beliefs are doctrinally sound and people have a growing knowledge of the Bible, rather than to live in a dynamic, fluid relationship with God through which we learn to hear the voice of God and move in response to him.

Erwin McManus, An Unstoppable Force, Group Publishing (2001), p. 150

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