Let Go Of The Branch

I remember a story I heard once about a great man of faith who loved the Lord with all his heart and believed that his faith in God was one of his most valuable assets.  One day while hiking near his home he slipped and fell and began sliding down the mountain to his certain death.  At that crucial moment he reached out and grabbed a branch before plunging into the great abyss.  As he hung there contemplating the inevitable, he lifted up a prayer to his Lord.  “God, please send someone to save me,”  he said.  ” I promise to serve you more and with greater zeal, please save me!”  “I have faith that you will send someone.”

All at once he heard an audible voice that he knew could only be that of God himself.  And the voice said, “I will save you. Just let go of the branch.”  There was pause and then the man responded, “What do you mean let go of the branch, if I do surely I will die.”  God replied, “You said you have faith that I will save you, trust me and let go of the branch?”  The moment of truth…..how large is your faith.

It is so easy to proclaim a deep faith in the power of God, but how often are we asked to put that faith to the test and operate in it.  I am in a place of great opportunity right now.  It has required me to “Let Go Of The Branch”.  I promise to let you know how it goes.

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