Friday, February 10, 2012

Leap of Faith


This is  leap-year month. Leap year falls every 4 years. For those born on the 29th of February they  technically age every four years, but their minds and bodies grow every year. Can you imagine if society only excepted their technical age as their legal age? How would you feel if you only aged every four years spiritual?

Growing spiritually is a leap of faith. It takes you into the unknown.  You leap without looking, because you know God will catch you. This is what a leap of faith is. It is believing in what you cannot see, but knowing it is there when you need it.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Take a leap of faith today. Leap into your spirituality. Leap into the arms of the Lord. Trust, believe that the leap of faith you take is the leap that will save you.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NIV

This is part of February's Christian Writer's Blog Chain. The topic this month is '"leap" See links to other great words to the right. 




19 comments:

Jack Brown said...

good leap post
biiiiiiiiiiig Jesus hug

Kelly Hashway said...

Beautiful!

by Pegg Thomas said...

I love the leap year graphic with the frog - too cute! And yes, we do need to leap by faith into our Savior's arms. There's no other way to get there. Can't work our way there, can't have someone else put us there, can't wish ourselves there. Good thoughts!

Traci B said...

Excellent post, Debra - a concise salvation/faith message tied in well with our topic. I'm glad you went there with it. :)

Diane Carlisle said...

My Aunt Sachi's birthday is Feb 29th and she used to pull that technical thing on us every year when we'd say Happy Birthday to her on the 28th. I never bought it because she looked just as old as mom did (they are a year apart)! LOL

Karen S. said...

This is a great leap year tribute....!

From Carols Quill said...

Beautifully put, Debra! And what a perfect illustration to go with your words! A leap of faith SHOULD be like a beautiful, emotion-filled dance. Thanks for this post.

Suzette said...

Loved this. I agree, we have to leap into our Savior's arms!

E. G. Lewis said...

Good thoughts. Too often we're like Peter on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus is stretching out his hand to us saying, "Come on, you can do it." And we of little faith start sinking. Peace and Blessings

The Desert Rocks said...

An extra day to love.

P. Creeden said...

Leap year is an amazing time on reflecting four years instead of one! Cute Frog!

Nona King said...

Since I'm going to be 40 this year, if I had been born on leap year...i would only be 10. :) That's awesome. Great post, and such a poignant reminder of taking those risks to receive the greater blessings.

Christine Henderson said...

Great quote!...And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NIV

Like the new look of the blog,too.

Terrie said...

Debra - good thoughts- keep up the good work :)

Deborah K. Anderson said...

Very encouraging post, Debra! Thank you so much for sharing.

Loved the frog picture. :-)

Cindee Snider Re said...

Hebrews 11:1 is my Dad's favorite verse. To trust God enough to take that first step out of the boat and onto the water, to reach for the hem of His robe, to simply ask and trust that He is enough, that is faith -- reaching for the Father's Hand, willingly stepping from the edge of this world toward His waiting arms -- what joy! Great post, Debra!

Tracy Krauss said...

My cousin who was born on leapyear used to joke about her age this way! I love the picture you used to.

Adam Collings said...

It would be an interesting thing having your birthday on the 29th of February. The Australian comedians Lano & Woodley did a rather amusing skit on this subject many years ago.

Let's all just hope that we don't grow spiritually at one quarter speed.
Thanks for you post.

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Thank you all for your heartfelt and kind comments.

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