STEP OUT IN FAITH
Saturday, 2 May 2015
“And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;” Romans 4:19-20 (KJV)
Child of God, remember that if you must break whatever has become a negative pattern in your life, you need to rebel against it. When you disagree with your situation, you will come to the throne of grace and exchange your inability for His ability. You will exchange your lack for His abundance. You will exchange your barrenness for His fruitfulness.
You are no doubt aware that God’s people lived in Egypt for over 400 years and suffered untold hardship because a Pharaoh that knew not Joseph arose. When they disagreed with their situation and cried out, God sent a deliverer Moses. Don’t just sit down and expect God to move. You must get tired of the situation and take a step of faith. If the people of God had refused to move out from Egypt, no Angel would have done it for them. They also took a step of faith by asking their neighbours to give them articles of silver and gold. Notice that it was the same Egyptians who were once their masters that released their resources. When Joshua was to lead the people of Israel through the river Jordan, God told him to order the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant to go and stand in the river. And scriptures makes us understand that at that period of the year river Jordan was at its flood stage but the priest stepped out in faith and as soon as their feet touched the water’s edge, the flow of water stopped and the children of Israel walked on a dry land. God would move when you have moved by faith.
By implication, begin to plan for that wedding even though you don’t know where the money will come from. Begin to buy baby things for the baby you are expecting even when you have not seen anything yet. Call forth those things that be not as though they were. I encourage you to hang in there, for the Lord who has called you unto glory and virtue did not call you to seek Him in vain. Believe God and do your part by faith, then leave the rest to God. Beloved as you take a step of faith this period, God will also move on your behalf. He will honour your faith.
Further reading: Joshua 3:7-13, Romans 4:17-21, Exodus 2:23-25; 12:25-36 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Kings 12-13, Evening-Luke 22:1-30