By Linda Thorson, Records Correspondent, CWA of North Dakota
Is it worth it to take time in our daily lives to attend rallies, Prayer/Action Chapter meetings or lobby our representatives? With the climate in our society today will it matter if we stand in support of those leaders that follow God’s truths? What does God require of us?
Ananias had faith to leave his home and meet with Paul, a dangerous man.
When God told Ananias, “Go!”; he obeyed and left. (Acts 9:10-22) Are we to assume since Ananias is a Biblical character he had no other plans for his day? No, in fact there were no doubt daily routines, and chores were numerous and cumbersome in the days where conveniences were unknown.
What does the Lord require of us? Are we required to make sacrifices and burnt offerings to live a life of faith? No, the Lord has told us what is required in Micah 6:6-8. We are to act justly, to love mercy and walk humbly with God. What activities in our lives demonstrate that we love mercy and desire to act justly?
What are we promised? When we follow God’s leading will things on earth become as we desire? It may not be. For in Hebrews 11:13-16 we are told that our forefathers living by faith did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.
Most importantly, we are told when we live by faith, God will not be ashamed to be called our God. They admitted they were aliens and strangers on earth. People that say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God for He has prepared a city for them.