From The Trouble With Grace by Keith Hueftle Under orders, and with confidence in the person’s authority giving the orders, you might expect to do such a bizarre, inane thing. But this is not a call to presumption. Jesus is not asking to work up a so-called “faith” – self-generated – in order to make some unlikely, self assigned miracle happen. Faith, rather, as He is talking about it, is confidence in The One...
It’s to take feckless, immature, self-centered young recruits off the street and change them into a valid fighting unit. … Translate that biblically as to God’s purpose regarding a People!
Here are two excerpts from “The Forgotten Ways” by Alan Hirsch A Note to Leaders and Introduction: http://www.cmaresources.org/files/ForgottenWaysHandbook-excerpt.pdf and Introduction and Chapter 1 – Confessions of a Frustrated Missionary: http://assets.bakerpublishinggroup.com/processed/book-resources/files/Hirsch.pdf? 1362591025 I’m not sure if I’m allowed to link to these or not, which is why I am not hosting them on my own pages but leading you back to their original sites.
(Might have something to do with the fact that I’ve become an entrepreneur in the last year and a lot of what he said was really promising and exciting, vs. the usual song you hear when you are starting your own business that has a repeating chorus singing “you will fail, you will fail, you will fail.”) … I think they would have benefited a lot from just focusing on the next month rather than thinking they had to discover their lifelong vocation at 22. When you fail at something, like say, running a coffee filled backpack business, you learn something that nobody else knows.