God’s SLA: 99.999% Uptime?

SLA: A Service-Level Agreement is a part of a service contract where the level of service is formally defined. It can be used to refer to the contracted delivery time of the service or performance. (Wikipedia)

God cannot fail. God can never fail. Never…NEVER? A tough one for the head.  I have mouthed it, nodded in agreement in church, agreed to it in some prayer or speech, taken it as a platitude. But today it is different or yet, I AM different. Somehow, my current situation challenges me to think again, to pause on the thought.

God can never fail. Wow. It is not a 99.999% uptime guarantee as we IT folks peddle. No, it is a non-feasible, unworkable, impossible guarantee that no one service provider would promise nor could any client or customer expect. It’s a perfect 100%!

A service guaranteed 100% is just creative marketing with more info in the fine print! But that is what God promises. Such absolutes… “I will NEVER leave you nor forsake you,” “ALL things are possible to him who believes” are either huge, irrevocable lies or the greatest truths in the world nay, the universe. Are they lies? I, for one cannot be convinced so. Are they truth? I think, and believe so. I dare to believe they are true and I am willing to stake the rest of my existence on these truths. Like a master gambler or one naïve enough, it is an ‘all in’ for me. I am so certain of my reward that I am willing to bet, to stake everything I am, and have on these promises…on God.

This to me, is the only way to live. It’s the way to truly live, to live truly. All other side thoughts or half-convictions (if they exist) will suffice for those content to keep up with drifting in life – I have done enough for an entire life. It’s time for me to live now, actively. “Father, I believe your promises and I am willing to stake my life on you.” How extreme is that?

“We have been in many trials, but we have never yet been cast where we could not find in our God all that we needed. Let us then be encouraged to trust in the Lord for ever, assured that His ever lasting strength will be, as it has been, our succour and stay.” Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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