I read a variety of writers during my morning devotion times. Some of them I agree with, some I disagree with, some agree with only some of the time. This morning as I was reading, I ran across this statement and thought that in it there was a lot of truth. Faith requires risk because there are no absolutes in faith. Empirical data is not completely there or it would not fit the definition of “faith.” Believing in a sovereign God who is not physically visible unless we lived in while Jesus was on earth is a risk.
As Laurie also mentions, faith is a living and restless thing. Faith changes as we experience changes of life. Faith changes as more is revealed to us through conversations, study, and exposure. I find that the more I understand the more I realize that there are even deeper questions awaiting me.
If I am going to believe in a living and interactive God, I have to be willing to take risks. In this risk taking, there is growth. Since faith is a growing entity, my personal faith must be a growing entity. So I am going to risk and grow so that I may believe.
- Taking Things on Faith (blogher.com)
- Faith-full and Faithful (probings.wordpress.com)
- “A Theology of Risk” (tommyham.me)