WALKING BY FAITH

Now the just shall live by faith; but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”       Hebrews 10:38

Walking by faith is not easy. When you make up your mind to trust God the odds are usually stacked against you. Remember Noah? When he built the ark there had been no rain. The outcome isn’t always what you expect.   Sometimes faith doesn’t change your circumstances, it changes you by giving you the tenacity to hang in there when things work contrary to your expectations.   Faith gives you the fortitude to endure these things, confident that God is working on your behalf.

So walking by faith means, trusting in the faithfulness of God, following in the footsteps of ordinary people who did extraordinary things. When the Bible says, ‘the just shall live by faith’, its talking about a lifestyle. Anybody can go the first few rounds in the ring; it’s when you’re knocked down in the ninth round that you need faith to get back up and keep fighting. When the plane you’re flying encounters turbulence you don’t throw away your ticket and bail out, you sit still and trust God not the Pilot.

Walking by faith means that you continue to cling to the dreams God has planted in your heart, even when you’ve been thrown away, taken to prison for crimes you didn’t commit. Like Joseph did.  Think about Abraham clinging to the promise that he would be the father of many nations even though he was childless at the age of 100. Think about Moses standing before the Israelites in the wilderness telling them they would eat meat until it disgusted them but having no idea where that meat would come from. Think about Joshua marching around the walls of Jericho as God had told him to and wondering what good it was going to do.

I don’t know what your shake up might look like, but I know that if you will give it to God—throw up your arms in surrender and ask Him to use it to change your life—He will honor your request. He will take you on a journey, teach you to walk by faith, entrust you with some of life’s most treasured moments. He will build a faith in you—faith that moves mountains and moves God’s hands. He will teach you to live this life with abandonment, giving you a freedom to walk in all his fullness and grace. He will prepare you to be used mightily in this life for His glory.

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

1.Father, I receive faith today to call those things which I desire in my life to be in Jesus name.

2.Oh Lord, you have crowned me with glory I cannot end up in shame and dishonour. I therefore let every satanic envy target at me scatter in Jesus name.

 

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