What if I really believed God is sovereign and good and loving?
What if I really believed He can do what He says?
What if I really believed He had my best in mind through all of my life?
What if I really believed His word?
Those questions were brought to the forefront during a weekend conference at Little Flock. We were the IF: Local group for the IF: Gathering simulcast. It brought a diverse group of us from surrounding churches to join with women around the world who were asking themselves the same questions. These were women who were strong in their faith in spite of heart-wrenching events. Women who had stepped into new territory despite their fears. Women who knew there was more to God than they had seen or experienced, and they wanted Him more than a mere Christianity. They wondered what a life beyond themselves could do if they really believed.
I wonder that too. And I am asking myself the questions.
If I really believed what I say, not just spouting off empty platitudes, what would my life look like? How would my actions change? How would I treat my fellow-men and -women? Would my prayers become bold? Would my faith increase?
Could it be that this is the generation where we will determine that fear will not stop us but that we will do what God says while we tremble in our boots or our stiletto heals?
Can we walk in His light even if it shines only one step at a time?
Will we dare to love like Jesus did, like He commanded, even when we risk being rejected and persecuted?
Would we live out love like He did to the fullest by washing dirty feet of those who would betray and deny in just a few short hours?
Can we believe for miracles? for revival? for His presence to come and overtake our programs and our schedules?
The questions have been presented to us. Now it is up to us to answer.
What will you say? What will I say?
The next step in the local process will be to gather at tables as sisters, IF: Table. We will meet to fellowship and ask the hard questions of one another. We will grow in our relationships. We will be challenged by one another. We will leave with more resolve to live out this Christian walk being real, being transparent.
IF you are invited to an IF: Table somewhere wherever you are, respond. Go. Take a risk. Participate. Let down your wall of protection. Be open to love and being loved.
Because IF we really believe God is who He says He is and really believe His word is true, we will be changed. And we can change the world.