To me the central number one most important thing that a Christian can do after giving their lives to Jesus is to live out a life of faith. To allow God to direct their steps.
The Bible tells us in Romans 12:3 that God has given each of us a measure of faith.
Hebrews 11:1 remind us that that faith that God gave is not for “pie-in-the sky,-by-and-by” but for now, right now.
It is for the right now when your child is wandering and you don’t know how to get them back. It is for the right now when you don’t have the money to pay the light bill. It is for when you’re not sure what you’re going to do with your life because everything seems to be crumbling around you.
Choose to really live out your faith in God right now.
Way too often I’m noticed that mature Christians have not developed this gift God has given them. They’ve developed other gifts such as kindness, gentleness, self-control, and meekness. Yet, they have put off really using this gift of faith because it’s hard.
I get that, because I did the same thing. I get that it’s easy to feel like “one day I’ll feel like really trusting God. But until then I will run my own show.”
It’s easy to believe that one day trusting God with the hard stuff won’t be scary.
I’m not gonna lie, it is going to be scary. But you’ll have God, the God of the universe, leading you and guiding you all the way.
As you follow God’s leading your life, you’ll be amazed at the doors He can open for you. You’ll be amazed at how he uses you to reach others when you thought you had nothing to give them. You’ll be amazed at what He will do with your gift that He gave you. Your faith.
Life is short. Don’t waste any of it.
Pray with me.
I come to you humbly and ask that you help me to live out the life of faith that you’ve called me to live. Help me to hear your voice daily and to follow your lead. I realize that this life is not mine to live. It belongs to you, to live for your glory. Help me to do that.
In Jesus name Amen.
A life of praise and thankfulness becomes a life filled with miracles. Instead of trying to be in control, you focus on Me and what I am doing. This is the power of praise: centering your entire being in Me. This is how I created you to live, for I made you in My own image. Enjoy abundant life by overflowing with praise and thankfulness.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts… And be thankful.
You and I run
For the prize that lies ahead
We’ve come too far to lose our way, our way
There’s further to go!
There’s more to be done!
This witness is sure!
This race can be won!
This race can be won!!!!!!!!
(Stay Strong – Newsboys)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make your paths straight.
– Proverbs 3:5,6
There is a difference between the persons we are called to be and the persons we are.
We have to choose to follow through on God’s leading and obey him daily no matter what,
or we will continue chasing our own ideas and will fall short of His plan for us.
The truth only feels unnatural because it’s new, not because it’s wrong.
Practice makes perfect! Practice walking in God’s truth today. -Casting Crowns