The Seven Realities of Experiencing God
The Fifth Reality: God’s invitation leads us into a crisis of belief.
God’s invitation for you to work with Him always leads to a crisis of belief that requires FAITH and ACTION.
This crisis of belief is about the wrestling we do with God after we realize He is speaking to us and calling us to do something.
Galatians 5:16 & 17; 25 (NLT)
Voices of Objection
I am not good enough
Exodus 3:11 — “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
I don’t have all the answers
Exodus 3:13 — Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”
People won’t believe me
Exodus 4:1 — Then Moses answered and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The LORD has not appeared to you.’”
I am not equipped
Exodus 4:10 — Then Moses said to the LORD, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”
I’m the wrong guy
Exodus 4:13 — “But he said, “O my Lord, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send.”
“When you say I can’t it actually says more about what you believe about God than it does about what you believe about yourself”
What do we do with this crisis of belief?
This is a message on faith and trust:
How do you view God?
Hebrews 11:6 (NLT) — Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT) — 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV) — Luke 16:10 (NLT)
In despair, we give up on our relationship with God. Doubt, on the other hand, is a sign that our faith is alive and kicking; it is part of the rhythm of faith itself. – Michael D. Guinan, Biblical Laments: Prayer Out of Pain
2 Corinthians 4:8 (NLT) — Mark 9:21-25 (NLT)
Acts 4:29-31 (NLT)
What is it that God is calling you to do?
Ask God for boldness to do what He is calling you to do.
Life Group Discussion:
Scriptures to Consider:
Jeremiah 32:27 — Mark 9:24 — Romans 8:35-39 — 1 Thessalonians 5:24 — John 21:20-21 Questions: