From the 40 Days of Daily Bread Series.
Walking with God is somewhat of a spiritual obstacle course. There are challenges of being stretched, temptations, purging, failures. While those are true and can be disheartening, however, let’s look at the positive. 🙂 There is joy in overcoming, the taste of sweet victory at the end of the fight and the satisfaction of growth. God works everything to our good, and no matter what HE supersedes any earthly treasure!
God Is Delighted to See You Move Forward
Sometimes we get to a place of truly exercising our faith, and it’s not easy. Yet, don’t get discouraged. Your spiritual muscles are getting stronger. If you fall down on the spiritual trail, get right back up. If you just sit there, you’re going to get run over. The Lord encourages you through His word. God is loves to see you go on with Him!
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand. Psalm 37:23-24 NKJV
The secret to standing is the light of the Word. Old-fashioned foot lamps only gave enough light for one step. The traveler had to take the next step before enough of the path could be seen to go on to the next step.
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 NKJV
Take it one step at a time, one day at a time. Even take it one hour at a time, if necessary!
For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again…Proverbs 24:16a NKJV
He is your God! His light will show you where you are about to trip, so it can be avoided. You can do this! You can overcome! If you need His strength, you got it!
Apply the Word
This section is to help us respond to His promptings. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22
- Write these verses in your journal and pray them over yourself. Know that God is with you, His strength is provided for you, and He delights in your progress!
Direct my steps by Your word, And let no iniquity have dominion over me. Psalm 119:133 NKJV
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. Jude 1:24 NKJV
Can you take a moment a leave a comment giving God glory for His faithfulness?
As this is Day 40 you might be thinking 40 Days of Daily Bread is over, but it’s not! Tomorrow we are going to be talking about the reasons you should share how God has been at work in your life during this series. After that we will read the testimonies of those of you who are willing to share publicly. Contact me to be included! God is at work!Photo credit: Amber Karnes (Creative Commons)
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