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Faith Starts Where Logic Fails

Faith is defined as complete trust or confidence.

Have you ever read the Bible and envisioned yourself there, at that moment in time, watching events take place? Can you imagine being in those stories which became the Living Word of God?

What has become the Bible was once someone’s reality; people like you and me who had no idea their lives and events would ultimately change the world.

I often think about what it would have been like to personally witness the impossibly amazing wonders, miracles, and events that took place. I could not watch a sea part and walk through walls of water on dry land and not be forever changed.

We would not be able to comprehend how such a mind-blowing event could happen. It defies logic. Our human sophistication and limited mindset can't wrap itself around such a miracle. It is beyond any worldly explanation.

Faith is the opposite of logic. In all the Bible stories where there was great faith, logic was disproved. There is no room for logic where mountain-moving faith exists. Faith takes over where logic can no longer tread.

Logic could not cause a little boy's lunch of five loaves of bread and two fish to feed thousands and thousands. It was faith that fed everyone until they were full and then collected 12 baskets of leftovers, a tangible visual of having more in the end than in the beginning.

Food unlimited. Food multiplied. The food would not run out. It overflowed into possibility, not the logic of impossibility where there was not enough food in a boy’s basket to feed such a vast crowd.

Faith poured out as obedience, daring to believe and stepping out to feed the multitudes. In the simple act of saying "Yes" to what made no sense, God was able to work through them and do the miraculous.

God first needed the believer and faith. God needed to be "Amened." He needed the simple act of someone agreeing with God Almighty that He can do all things, He alone is sovereign, and with Him nothing is impossible!

Through our obedience and faith in what we cannot see, God will do so much more than just enough. He wants to do exceedingly, abundantly more. God will meet our needs and then give us leftovers, overflow, dry land in the middle of oceans, leveled mountains and demolished walls that once locked out our victories.

God succeeds where logic fails.

He will take what seemed impossible and make it exceed our need and surpass understanding. Believe!

Act out of faith and be audacious for God. We have not because we ask not. Ask big and think huge. Don't put God in a box. Don't set limits on our omnipotent, omnipresent, supernatural God!

What's in your basket?

Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, "Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?" He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do.

Philip replied, "Even if we worked for months, we wouldn't have enough money to feed them!"

Then Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up. "There's a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?"

"Tell everyone to sit down," Jesus said. So they all sat down on the grassy slopes. (The men alone numbered about 5,000.) Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted. After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, "Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted." So they picked up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with scraps left by the people who had eaten from the five barley loaves. John 6:5-13 (NLT)

Copyright © 2015 by Nina Keegan. Used by permission.

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