Just a thought…
Some people believe that faith is about stepping out, taking a risk. For me and as I see it in the scripture. Faith is something far more than taking a risk. Faith is some thing substantive, that is a direct result of hearing God’s voice.
Faith is only risky if God’s character…
At this very moment in Iran, an America pastor named Saeed Abedini sits in a prison cell: his crime: refusing to be quiet about his faith in Jesus Christ.
This is why He warned people to ‘count the cost’ before becoming Christians. ‘Make no mistake,’ He says, ‘if you let me, I will make you perfect. The moment you put yourself in My hands, that is what you’re in for. Nothing less or other than that. You have free will, and if you choose, you can push Me away. But if you do not push Me away understand that I am going to see this job through. Whatever suffering it may cost you in your earthy life, whatever inconceivable purification it may cost you after death, whatever it costs Me, I will never rest, nor let you rest, until you are literally perfect—until my Father can say without reservation that He is well pleased with you, as He said He was well pleased with me. This I can do and will do. But I will not do anything less.’
Put simply, envy is when you resent God’s goodness in other people’s lives and ignore God’s goodness in your own life.
Can I ask you something? Please, pray for Venezuela. The things are going so wrong in here. People is dying, the goverment is trying to shut up our voice and it seems to have no end. Please, pray for us.