Christian Faith

THE RISK AND THE RETURN

Written by Tolu Craig

Often times, what we see and appreciate are results, but behind every successful results are hidden sacrifices and risks that had been taken by the person.  The Bible says, ‘Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.’ -Eccl. 11:1 NKJV
Notice two things in this Scripture:

(1) The risk requires faith. At first this verse doesn’t make sense. When you ‘cast your bread upon the waters’, the best you can hope to get back is mushy, waterlogged bread. Its meaning becomes clearer, however, when you realise it was written in a culture where seafood was the basis of trade and economic survival. Throwing bread into the water attracted fish, which you could then catch. There are important spiritual principles at work in this Scripture. For example, catching fish depends on the current flowing in the right direction, the sun, the moon and other elements only God can control. But when you do your part, God promises to do His.

(2) The return requires patience. ‘After many days you will find it again.’ You ask, ‘When will it happen?’ When God is ready, when He knows you are ready, and when it all fits into His plan. The Bible tells us to ‘imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.’ (Hebrews 6:12 NIV) You need faith and patience to receive what God has promised. And even when you don’t know what’s ahead, you can be sure of one thing—God will be there.”

Today, God’s calling you to choose faith, even when you don’t know what’s on the other side.

YOU WILL MAKE IT!

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