Sunday, November 22, 2015

Walking in Faith

Do you ever sense God leading you to a place you're not sure you want to go? Perhaps He's asking you to do something you don't feel qualified to do. Maybe you don't feel worthy of the task He's given. Or you're afraid of walking into the unknown? When this happens, what do we do?

We must seek His guidance - go to Him in prayer and listen. He will show us what to do and confirm His direction, but you and I must be aware, listen and look for His response. It will come in His Word, through His soft whisper and by way of words from a trusted friend. 

Another thing that will help is remembering what the Lord had Joshua do at the Jordan. He told him, "Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, from right where the priests are standing, and carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight." (Joshua 4:2-3)

Do you remember why they were told to do this? We find the answer in verses 6-7, "to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.

Friend, in the moment when God is leading you into the unknown, look back and remember the places He's led you through. Let His faithfulness in the past give you courage for the present and hope for the future. If He calls you to something, no matter how big, hard or scary, He will lead you through it. Keep your eyes on Him and allow Him to work in you and through you! 

Let us remember, and live, 2 Corinthians 5:7 - "For we live by faith, not by sight." (NIV) For a fresh look at the verse, The Voice says, "The path we walk is charted by faith, not by what we see with our eyes."

And friend as you walk in faith don't forget these powerful words Paul shared in Philippians, "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (1:6) Today, let us walk where God leads and trust what He does!!


Friend, where is God leading you? How is He asking you to walk in faith? Leave a comment and I'll be sure to pray!

Dear Heavenly Father, Lord, sometimes it's hard to walk in faith. I can feel afraid or not equipped, but Your Word tells me You've created me to do good works and more than that I'm commanded to pick up my cross and follow You. Father God, in those times when that's hard, I ask You to fill me with Your Spirit and power. Remind me of who You are and the power You possess along with the perfect plan You've created. Lord, today may I follow You and walk by faith, not by sight. May I lean on You and not my own understanding; help me trust YOU with all of my heart. Thank you Father for all You've done in the past and what You promise to do in the future. May my faith glorify You! In Jesus' precious and powerful name, Amen 

2 comments:

  1. Jill, I just read this story this morning!!! Since I am writing a study on Joshua's life for next fall, I am always looking for stories and words on Joshua. God is so good to have you share this TODAY! Beautiful prayer too. :)

    Blessings,

    Wendy

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  2. Jill, this was such a fresh word of hope. It's one thing for me to know about faith as head knowledge. It's another to walk confidentially in it, trusting the love and character of our Abba. Thank you. This is one for me to hold onto and continue to re-read! Love you friend!

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