The Step of Faith

Faith is like Wi-Fi, its invisible but it has the power to connect you to what you need.
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When we’re walking in the will of God, many times He gives us one step of obedience at a time to take. A lot of us can miss out on a lot of years because we don’t obey the singular instruction He gave us.
I’m learning it’s so important to obey the “one thing” the Lord has made known to us, either through His Word, times of prayer or the desires He has placed in our hearts.
* If we knew it was going to work – It wouldn’t be faith.
* If we knew where the supplies came from – It wouldn’t     be faith.
* If we had it all mapped out – It wouldn’t be faith
Faith says, “Ok, Lord, I don’t know exactly how it’s all going to work out, but I trust You, and here we go!
When Erik and I moved here over 12 years ago from Oklahoma, because we felt the Lord’s leading to start Element Church, it was so scary to me.
In the natural, we didn’t have the finances we needed, I wasn’t sure if we were mature enough to lead a church (Probably weren’t! LOL, His grace was sufficient!)
We had a hard time finding a place to rent in the area we thought we needed to be, and I wasn’t sure how to even be a pastor’s wife. (These we’re just a FEW of my concerns!) It seemed like a lot of pressure.
BUT, despite how out of our comfort zone it was, we KNEW God had called us to start a life-giving church here.
So…we took one step of faith at a time. And CHOSE to have faith in Him to take care of us and to lead our path.
I’m SO GLAD we did!
Because, even though it’s probably been the hardest thing we have ever done and we’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way,  it’s been the most fruitful and rewarding things we’ve ever done.
His grace has been sufficient for us to carry out the call He has placed in our hearts.
I look at Abraham, one of the fathers of our faith, as an example.
In Hebrews 11, the Lord called Abraham from Ur and asked him to take one step of faith at a time. Abraham obeyed, and a nation was born.
This is how our Christian lives should be lived, taking steps of faith and saying, “Here I am, Lord. What do you want me to do?”
“But, what if I miss it and I wasn’t hearing right?”
We must always be willing to pull back if we’ve taken a step of faith and then realize God wasn’t in it.  I know I’ve missed it on many occasions. I’ve had to step back and then ask Him what He would have me to do next. Trust Him to lead your steps.
Psalm 37:23 – The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
If you feel like you haven’t heard from the Lord in a while, take a step back and ask yourself, “Have I obeyed the “one thing” the Lord has asked me to do?”
It’s not too late, take that step of faith!
You’ll never regret it!
With Love,
Christy Lawson

4 thoughts on “The Step of Faith

  1. Amen! This is so good! I’m working on getting back to my quiet time each morning. I’ve really been struggling with some health things, and traded Morning prayer time for the gym. I am feeling a great hole that is missing in myself, even though I feel stronger, inside I’m weaker. I am going back to morning prayer and will try and get gym time worked out in the afternoons or evening after work. Thanks for this encouragement!!

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  2. This is perfect today, following Pastor’s message yesterday on having faith in God over faith in fear as we face giants in the flesh. I love that when He’s silent and we take a step back, it is made clear of a singular step we skipped or looked over thinking it wasn’t as important to us to fulfill – in God’s eyes, all are equally important and fulfilling! Thank you, Ms. Christy for the Word today!

    -Shanah

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