Saturday, March 17, 2018

Iceberg Faith

April 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Daily Manna, Monthly Articles

I think that an iceberg is symbolic of our faith. Many times, what we see with our naked eye is not the whole picture. Did you know that only about one-ninth of the volume of an iceberg is above water? So if you are looking directly at it…you are only seeing a small portion of what is really underneath the water…just below the surface. Do you know why only a fraction of the iceberg is above water? It is because of the salt content…we are to be the salt of the earth…the more ‘salty’ we are, the more substance or density to our faith…it will carry weight.

One article I read said that you should view an iceberg from a safe distance with binoculars. Faith is like that…it can be dangerous. If we use our faith and others see it and Glorify our Heavenly Father…their lives are not “safe” anymore…because they might want to use their faith to know God in a deeper way.

When I read about George Mueller, I feel that way. I am challenged to grow…and step out of my ‘safe place’ to trust God…I like that. I need that.


Linda Kropp got saved at 14.  ” I always say that I didn’t get into a lot of trouble…because my mom wouldn’t let me!”  Linda was a was a missionary from 1973-1985 in the States, Europe and Asia, 9 of those in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Her husband was in the same mission, “Christ is the Answer” and they were married in Sri Lanka in 1980.

They have one daughter, Elisabeth, a son-in-law and a 4 yr. old granddaughter and another granddaughter due in July.  They attend College Avenue Baptist Church in Bloomington where they both are Sunday School teachers.  In September of 2009, Linda was praying about a way to help missions and she felt the Lord put on her heart to open a thrift store in Clinton, IL and give 100 % of the profits to missions, crisis pregnancy centers and food pantries. So she did.  They also have a weekly Bible study; a mentoring program for homeschooled and public school students. We work with DOVE (a domestic violence program), the IDHS in Lincoln, and the Red Cross Disaster Relief.  They also have had 69 people commit their lives to Christ since they opened. It has become a ministry…and that is just the ones who have gotten saved. Many people come in daily with prayer needs and they pray for them.

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