Faith is an interesting thing, it’s necessary for us to walk out our lives as believers but, at the same time, it is confusing to understand. Learning to live by faith has been an interesting journey for me because it required a lot of risk to step away from “normal” full time employment so that I could pursue what I felt like God was calling me to do. With a PhD in computer science, I could walk into a high paying job pretty easily and there have been times in the last few years that I entertained the idea of looking for a normal job while I continue to see how things unfolded in the ministry side of things. Just before I left the Air Force, God told me that I didn’t want a normal 40 hour/week job. At the time, my plan was to step into a high paying job, pay off some debts, save up some money, and then transition to full time ministry. Well, God had other plans and we had to take some pretty big steps of faith with an expectation that God would provide anything we needed. Lauren also left her job about a year later which was an even bigger step of faith to give up the only full time salary we had left. But, you know what, God has worked it all out and somehow, several years later, we are still here and still walking by faith every day. I sometimes think about how Abraham gave up everything when God called him to head in a new direction. It was a big step, but in the end, Abraham ultimately made a major impact on the earth and his decision is still impacting the world today. That’s really amazing! When we put our faith in God’s plan for our lives, we can be assured that, at some point, we will have an impact on the earth. A life of faith is an amazing adventure, you get to wake up to a new surprise every day. It’s not always easy to take that first step, especially when you can’t see what is in front of you, but be encouraged, God will take care of everything else if you are willing to trust in him.

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