Jump Into Abba’s Arms

 

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see,” (Hebrews 11:1 NIV).

One night a family was startled from sleep by the piercing blare of their smoke detector. The house was on fire and smoke swirled up the wooden staircase. The father bolted from his bed and ran to his children’s room. He grabbed his eighteen-month-old baby out of his crib, and dragged his four-year-old son by the hand. They were half-way down the stairs when the little boy remembered his favorite teddy bear in his room and broke away to go back and get it. In the mayhem and confusion, the father didn’t realize his son wasn’t with him until he reached the front yard.

By the time the little boy found his teddy bear, the flames had filled his room and trapped him inside. Smoke burned his lungs as he coughed and cried out the open window.

“Daddy! Daddy!” he cried. “Help me!

His dad called up to the lad, “I’m right here, son. Jump and I’ll catch you.”

“But Daddy,” the boy cried, “I can’t see you!”

“That’s OK, son,” he called. “I can see you! Now jump!”

The boy blindly jumped from the open window and landed safely in his father’s arms.

I love that story. It is my story.

So many times my Heavenly Father calls me to jump.[tweetherder] Sometimes He tells me to jump out of a situation, and sometimes he calls me to jump into an opportunity.[/tweetherder] Either way, I usually baulk at the idea…at least a little.

“But God, I can’t see You,” I cry.

“That’s OK,” He replies. “I can see you. Now jump!”

And so I jump. And He is there every time.

What about you? Is God calling you to jump out of a fiery situation? Is God calling you into a new opportunity? Well sister, if He is, jump. You might not be able to see Him, but He can see you. And that is all that matters.

Let’s Pray
Father, thank You for always being there for me. Help me to have the courage and the faith to jump out of any fiery situation that could singe my character, char my faith, or leave me smelling of smoke. Help me to have the courage and the faith to jump into any blessed opportunity that could increase my faith, build my character, and leave me wearing the fragrance of Christ.
In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn

All through the Bible God called men and women to take a leap of faith. Every time God promised that He would be right there with him or her.

Read Exodus 3:12 and 4:12 and notice what God told Moses.

Read Joshua 1:5 and 1:9 and notice what God told Joshua.

Read Judges 6:16 and notice what God told Gideon.

If you really want to gas up your faith tank, read all of Hebrews 11.

Go back to today’s truth. How does it relate to today’s story?

If you are ready to take a leap of faith today, click over to my blog post and say, “Ok God, here I come!”

Want More?

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35 Responses to Jump Into Abba’s Arms

  1. Linda Jurek April 16, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    “Ok God, here I come!”

  2. Carlynn April 16, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Ok God! Here I come! I’m jumping into Your arms!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Husband retiring, moving back to home place closer to parents, leaving a son, daughter-in-love, and 3 beautiful granddaughters behind, and getting a new teaching assignment that is not known yet. I know that You are there right beside me with every move!

    God is in Control!!

    • Sharon April 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

      Oh my, lots of change. He’s there with you!

      • Betty Stephens April 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

        OK God here I come!

  3. Barbara Mitchell April 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    “Ok God, here I come!”

  4. Seekingtruth7 April 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Ok GOD, here I come!!!!!!!!!

  5. Esther April 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Ok God here i come!!

  6. Ashley April 16, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Ok God, here I come!

  7. Jamie April 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    Ok God, here I come!

  8. Shonta Diggs April 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Ok God, Here I come!

  9. Terri April 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    This is totally amazing. I feel God is speaking to me through this devotion today. I have a job interview this afternoon, in which the position I am applying for is not something I really want to do, but have no choice. I have been looking for work for over a year without any results. I have been praying for God’s direction and now after reading this devotion and the bible verses and chapter, I feel that God is directing me and He knows this is not what I want, but He knows best and I know this will all be for good and for the Glory of God. Thank you so much for this devotion this morning. Praise Be To God. – Terri

    • Sharon April 16, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

      Praying for you right now. Let us know what happens. Trusting God!

  10. Roslyn Wright April 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    “Ok God, here I come!”
    Trusting in the Victory, Healing, and Restoration that you told me is mine! I’m ready to take on life and try the new and unknown. I’m also ready to love and forgive as you have mandated. I pray for those who have done me wrong and misused my kindness. Ready to be the woman you have called me to be. Thank You, LORD I’m walking in Your Light!

  11. Linda King Tribble April 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    “OK God, here I come!” I love you so much God and I want to please you!

  12. Taniko Cunningham April 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    “Ok God, here I come!”

  13. Jean April 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    O God, here I come! Trusting that the word You gave me of breakthrough in my family and restoration of my body will come to pass. Thank You Father in Jesus name. Amen

  14. Ace April 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Ok God, here I come!

  15. Kate Walsh April 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    This was awesome . The moment I saw the title I was like ” Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get to run into Daddy’s Arms the best place to be.” <3 So Here I Come God xx

  16. Nichole April 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    “Ok God, here I come!”
    I have been doubting you Lord just because things haven’t been in my time. But it isn’t about my time but your time and I am coming to you believing with everything in me so that I may be rewarded when it’s time. Amen

  17. Pascalle April 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    Ok God, here I come!!

  18. Patricia Mortley April 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    “Ok God,here I come!”

  19. Diane April 16, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    DADDY: I am jumping to You…..although I don’t know which way is toward You!! So I give you “me” and ask you to catch me! Though my life has been like Joseph…..I still trust only You ! I love you !!

  20. Sandy April 16, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    OK GOD, here I come!!!!!

  21. barbara April 16, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    Ok God here I come!
    I trust you for my meeting on thurs and know you will be with me. Thankyou for the reminder you are with me. Help me to feel your presence and know your peace in the situation. to know you are holding me in your arms and you love me so very much. That you are for me not against me.Thank you for your grace and mercy and forgiveness no matter how mwny times I trip up. Help me to focs on you father God.

  22. Michelle Jefferson April 16, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    “Ok God, here I come!”

  23. Sheryl April 17, 2013 at 4:29 am #

    Okay God, here I come!

  24. cindy April 17, 2013 at 4:55 am #

    Ok God here I come .Help me to jump ,Im stuck in a rut still hurting and grieving over my husbands death 2007.

  25. Jen April 17, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    OK God, Here I come!!

  26. Dianne April 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    OK GOD! HERE I COME!!!!!!!!

  27. Cherie April 18, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    Ok God, Here I come!!!!

  28. Debbie April 18, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Ok God, here I come!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Regina Gilger April 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    God is so good…He is our highest Good… always. It is a humbling honor to be coheirs with Christ, to serve Him, to be in relationship with Him. He is so good to share his Glory with us. It is wonderful that people have used this opportunity to commit to jumping into God’s arms! He is always with us. If only we will acknowledge Him, we will enjoy the jump and the awesome, beautiful landing in Him! We are truly blessed to have Him as our wonderful Father. All thanks and praise be to Him! May He work in us to keep us in everlasting trust in His Son, Jesus!

  30. Rhonda April 26, 2013 at 2:48 am #

    I’d like to join your blog.

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