4/13/17 Step by Step
“If you will step out in faith, I will meet you in your every need. I will never leave you or forsake you.
"There may be times when it appears as if I have forgotten you, but that will never happen. I may have you in a place of training. I may be building your faith. I may be working on your patience.
"Be assured, I am perfecting you for the future representation of Jesus. Step out whenever I call you. You need not know every step along the way. I will give you each place for your feet, but only as you need the next step. It is My pleasure to provide a safe path for you while you learn.”
James 1:2-4 AMP
2) Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.
3) Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.
4) But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.
Hebrews 11:6 NIV
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 13:5b AMP …for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]
I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to having a faith walk. My Father has been so faithful countless times and to this day, when things get tough, I sometimes lose faith. Over the years, the Lord has taught our family to rely on His faithfulness, not on our ability to grunt our puny faith into existence. That understanding has helped me to weather the many storms that the Lord has seen us through.
It’s Your faithfulness, Lord, not my ability to have faith,