The Lord had said to Abram, â€œGo from your country, your people and your fatherâ€™s household to the land I will show you. . . . so Abram went, as the Lord had told him. – Genesis 12:1,4a (NIV)
Faith.Â To be or not to be, that is the question.Â Either you will use it or you won’t; either you will love it or you wonâ€™t. But whether you have it or you wonâ€™t is not a question for all are given faith. It’s a gift.
Personally, I love it and hate it at the same time. I love it when I utilize my faith (when I have confidence in what I hope for and the assurance that I will receive it even though I donâ€™t see it) for something miniscule like a parking space. I hate it when I am called to use the same principal for something that feels like a 1,100 mile journey from Ur to Canaan, like chapter planting.
In 2010, I agreed to survey the land at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Howard was an important location for Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP), Graduate and Faculty Ministry (GFM), because BSAP had not planted on campus at what is referred to as a â€œHistorically Black College or University (HBCU).â€ I agreed because I had never heard of InterVarsity before, so I figured what a great way to get acclimated into the ministry (and besides, I really wanted to participate in their Australia global mission project). Well, four years later I have yet to get to Australia, and I am still surveying the land. Actually, we are now in the process of becoming affiliated. It was nothing but faith to keep the journey going. [Read more…] about Scholar’s Compass Unchartered Territories: Faith