Tag Archive | step of faith

Romans 10:4 ” Christ is the end of the Law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.”

Jesus Christ came to earth and died on the Cross to fulfill the demands of the Law.  He freed us from the impossible observances of those Laws…giving us instead His perfect Law that offers freedom from sin and guilt.  For anyone who puts their faith and trust in Jesus…the old Law-keeping vanishes, as the new covenant is activated in their heart.

Hebrews 10:36 ” You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.”

I’ll be the first to admit…I’m not a patient person.  But patience is exactly what God wants from me.  He asks that I steadfastly pray for unsaved loved ones…even if I don’t see change.  He asks that I not give up on dreams He’s given me…even if it’s been years.  God only asks that I be patient in my faith…unwavering in my trust of Him, as He works towards His divine purpose in my life.  For if you think about it, it’s very little He’s asking.

II Corinthians 5:7 ” We live by faith, not by sight…”

When God is seemingly hidden…when He’s working behind the scenes and not in obvious ways for you, what do you do?  Do you walk and seek Him with faith or cower in fear?  Is it with trust that you face down the challenge, or is it with trepidation?  Despite the fact you may not see God working,  do you  move ahead with confidence and certainty, or draw back with concern?  A lot of our Christian walk has to be done by the determination  of  sheer faith…faith that God’s still there…and still in control.

Romans 1:11-12 ” I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.”

There’s no way around it…we all need to be around fellow Believers.  There’s nothing like being with like-minded Christians…sharing, listening, and bearing each others burdens in prayer.  All of us need encouragement and our faith strengthened by interacting with other Believers…we all need to hear how God is moving in other’s lives.  As it says in Proverbs 27:17, ” As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”   Think of it…something the Lord has brought you through is exactly what someone needs to hear today.

Psalm 111:7 ” The works of His hands are faithful and just, all His precepts are trustworthy.”

As the upheaval of this current world continues,  no where will you find with certainty reliable truth and enduring principles.  It’s only with the Lord that you will find a firm foundation to build your life upon and statues to live an ethically upright life in the mist of this chaos.

Isaiah 7:9 ” If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.”

How firm is your foundation in the Lord? That trust you have in Him is built brick by brick – life event by life event. Every new brick representing a step of faith you took…an answer to prayer you never expected… an experience of peace in the mist of turmoil. Slowly that base is established, and soon with unshakable faith, nothing will be able to collapse your foundation in Christ.