DAY 19: STEP FORWARD IN FAITH
“For we live by faith, not by sight.“ 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NLT)
Are you waiting for God to do something in your life? Has it occurred to you that maybe God is waiting for you to do something first? Throughout the Bible we see an important truth: The Holy Spirit releases his power the moment you take a step of faith.
When God says go, he doesn’t mean stop. When he says now, he doesn’t mean later. God told Joshua to cross the Jordan River when it was at flood stage. He didn’t tell him to wait until the water had subsided. That’s typical of God. When things look overwhelming, and you step out in faith anyway, you pass the test of faith and grow stronger.
When Joshua faced that impossible barrier, the floodwaters of the Jordan River receded only after the leaders stepped into the rushing current in obedience and faith. As soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing… The whole nation completed the crossing on dry ground (Joshua 3:15-17).
What should you do when you know something is God’s will but you’re scared to death to do it? Do it anyway. Faith is about taking the first step. God meets you on the battlefield or in the storm or in the raging river. Don’t wait to feel powerful or confident. Move ahead in your weakness. Do the right thing in spite of your fears and feelings. The Bible says, “For we live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7).This is how you cooperate with the Holy Spirit.
Obedience unlocks God’s power. Daring faith is the key to miracles.
WHAT DID YOU HEAR?
What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
How does it apply to your life?
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Don’t just be a hearer of the word. Be a doer of the word. (James 1:22)
NOW TALK TO GOD
This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude or praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer of response to what God said to you.