Strip and Run. Yes, you just read that correctly. Do I have your attention?
This past week I have been camped in Rahab’s story (Joshua 1-6). I have been challenged by her story in a refreshing, new way. I found myself absolutely inspired by Rahab’s faith. Not that God used a prostitute, not that God delivered his promises – – Rahab’s faith. And I think that’s the point.
As you read Rahab’s story you will find that she has a willing heart. She immediately jumps into a dangerous situation and trusts that God will provide. Now keep in mind that Rahab at this point does not even know who God is. Her faith is based off of only what she has heard. Gossip in a way really. Yet she so willingly puts faith in God and trusts that He is sovereign. If you look at Hebrews 11:31 “BY FAITH the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.” She was remembered by her faith. I want to have faith like Rahab.
Over the weekend I have been thinking about this and wondering what the next step for me is. How am I going to push and challenge myself to have faith like Rahab? Tonight a quote was shared and it was, “When we don’t choose trust, our only other option is an idol.” As I was thinking about this quote a picture popped in my head.
Now you may recognize this picture as it has been used in a previous post. The Lord obviously intended for me to take this picture because he knew how much it was going to teach me. In the previous post with this picture I felt the Lord titling it, “I dare you to be 2”. Now the Lord is renaming this picture for me and it is now, “Strip and Run”.
How would my faith be challenged if I chose to strip off every burden, worry, fear, insecurity, idol, my pride, my anxiety and just run into the Father’s arms. Just run into His plan for my life. Just run to Him and surrender. I think that my faith would be pushed beyond what I can even imagine.
I want to be remembered for my faith like Rahab. And I want to have such faith that I surrender like Rahab did. So I’m going to strip and run. How about you? I dare you.