It’s been a long time my fellow travelers! I really thought that I would have been writing a lot sooner than this.
As the title says; a lesson in faith but it’s no ordinary kind, it’s the God kind which leaves no room for doubt. What does this look like? What’s it supposed to look like? Those have been a couple of my questions ever since I got here. Here is where my sharing of my “faith” journey comes into play. Let me say this…it’s certainly not “my” faith! If I remember correctly, the late Brother Kenneth Hagin talked about the God kind of faith. And later it was the ministry of Ken and Gloria Copeland and they still are.
I didn’t know or even suspect the kind of opposition I would be facing. I faced it before I left the area of Atlanta GA; the opposition in spiritual warfare to keep me from leaving and in my new position to take and occupy territory—wow!!! such warfare, such a fight to get to the city in Arizona I’m called to put down roots and stay…amen! I have been here since August 24th but I’m closer in the spirit and in the natural….but God, He is FAITHFUL!!! How could I be so blind and not see this? Well, I think I know the answer but it’s for another time to share this part.
So, it’s been real, just to be here in the State I’m called to. It’s why I haven’t blogged in a while; being engaged in this level of battle I didn’t expect. Now, what was I thinking? Being on the promised ground-literally for me has been full of twists and turns “unexpected.” In answering the question about “what” it looks like; to me it is contrary to what I was thinking….sometimes even on a subconscious level. It’s a faith that is not only leading me “out” of something but “into” something. It’s requiring another level of TRUST.
It’s becoming obvious to me that there are “levels” of trust. In the midst of all the unexpected I am learning some new things about the Lord and His way of doing things in my life and some, to my amazement, are not pleasant to my flesh at all! One would think I would know this by now…the stanza in the song “Amazing Grace” that goes like this; “through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come, twas grace that brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.” I just kinda put my word to it; I use the word FAITH. So very true! Without “faith” I can’t even please Him! The word of God bears this out; in me (my Adamic state) dwells no good thing. It really says “no good thing.” So have I really believed this? Maybe not, maybe I thought that there was and at least I could do “some” things on my own (?) Not so…..I have needed the Precious Holy Spirit-the third Person of the Trinity God, every inch of the way, at every point, at every perplexity, etc. I have needed Him and I didn’t know it to the degree I know now…..glory! And, I have also needed my family and friends to stand with me—cover me in prayer—-so important on this leg of my journey! And they have been there for me, thank God….and I thank them for their support! (this is another thing I’m saving for later, how important their support is)
I rejoice in these Scriptures out of Psalms that He used and still is using to comfort and encourage me out of the Passion Translation. Chapter 92:5b & 6. Beautiful!!! and this is going to lead into my main subject…it reads:
Depths of purpose and layers of meaning saturate everything You do! Such amazing mysteries found within every miracle that nearly everyone seems to miss. Those with no discernment can never really discover the deep and glorious secrets hidden in Your ways. Amen!
Isn’t that beautiful? And He is having me walk this out and find out what this means. Now here’s the “faith” thing and it’s so laced in the book of Hebrews. You must read it! Ask the Holy Spirit to give you new eyes to see; what faith is and what faith does and remember; this is the God kind of faith-it’s really His.
Ok, so grab your favorite cup of Java, Hot Chocolate or Tea, get comfy and do your homework….read the book of Hebrews and come back; just use your favorite translation and let’s share in Page 2…..coming up…….!!!