Sermon Sum-Up: Are you running on empty?

Gasing up

New year resolutions, faith goals, every beginning of the year, everyone is full of faith.  Hopeful.

But where is our faith anchored? 

Last Sunday’s preaching was about the controversial prayer of Joshua to make the sun stand still.  Whether or not the sun really stopped or it was just a figure of speech, one thing is certain:

Joshua 10:14 There has been no day like it before or since, when the Lord heeded the voice of a man, for the Lord fought for Israel.

Joshua asked audaciously, God carefully paid attention to his prayer, God answered his bold prayer and Israelites won the battle.

But how was Joshua able to ask that daring prayer?   Because he knew God can, and God would.  He knew God.

Joshua knew God and what He has done.

Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.  

He knew God because he read God’s word, meditated on it, and did what was written.  This is where his faith was anchored on – God and His word.

Just as gasoline makes a car run, our faith-tank should be filled.  Not just with testimonies of others, or the nice worship songs we play in the car, but with God’s word that we read, meditate and do.

Question is, are you running on empty?