When has God asked you to take a walk of faith?
Has it been during an illness?
A marital situation?
Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
This week I was studying the “Faith Walk of Fame” in Hebrews 11 where patriarchs like Noah, Abraham, and Moses are all commended for their tremendous faith and I thought, When in my life have I acted on faith? When have I ventured into the unknown and unseen because of a leading from God? As I reflected back, I began to record the following scenarios. As you read mine, I want you to write yours down, and I would love to hear about your walks of faith, either in response to this blog or on a Facebook post. Your acts of faith will inspire others.
By faith I gave up a national television platform to return to my home town because I knew that was what God wanted me to do.
By faith I answered a call from God to attend seminary for five years, even though the process and commitment was very difficult.
By faith I trusted God for provision when I quit my job while attending seminary, so I could stress less and take better care of my husband and children.
By faith I moved from San Antonio to the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, leaving a community where I was very connected.
By faith, I answered a call to found Pearls of Promise Ministries to help women overcome dysfunction, knowing God would lead this ministry.
By faith, I left my longtime denomination two years ago because I felt God leading us to a new place of worship.
By faith I continue to speak and write books, that seem to help others one person at a time.
By faith I continue to blog twice a week, knowing the Holy Spirit will always provide the words.
By faith I wake up every day, no matter what is going on, trusting that God has a plan for my life and that He is good.
So what about you?
When have you moved forward in a situation, even though you do not know the result?
In what scenario has the Lord asked you to take a walk of faith?
If you cannot think of anything, ask God to stretch you in 2019 in the area of faith. What I’ve found is that because there is so much unknown in faith walks, I must cling tighter to God through prayer and the reading of His Word. It’s like driving in a city where you don’t know the roads. You really have to pay closer attention to the navigation. Here’s a promise. God never asks us to take a faith walk alone. He is always with us, turn-by-turn, on the journey.
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