There are unimaginable blessings awaiting those who will walk in the purposes of God, hand-in-hand with Him. Now, as it was when God came to Abraham, it is God who initiates the relationship with you and proclaims to you what He will do for you.
“I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.” (Genesis 17:3-8 NIV)
God lays out the plan, the promises and the only way His purpose will be fulfilled: I and you. A relationship. It is as if the very heart of God is exposed as it beats in cadence of desired relationship with His creation. He says “to be your God and the God of your descendants after you” and “I will be their God”. God says “I” five times and “you” or “yours” 12 times.
And what does God do with all His “I’s?”
• I will make you very fruitful.
• I will make nations from you.
• I will establish my covenant.
• I will give you an an inheritance.
• I will be your God.
These are big promises and yet they pale in comparison to God’s ability to fulfill them. They do hinge however on our accepting, receiving and walking in them. There is a prerequisite in the beginning of this encounter:
“I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. (Genesis 17:1 NIV)
1. Walk before me- the Hebrew word here means to walk with, live with, to go on a journey with and keep going- a continual walking, going forward.
2. Be blameless – the word here for blameless means wholeness, completeness.
This is your give to God :to continually walk with God, to journey forward with Him and hold nothing back. Give Him all.
A relationship is give and take.
In order to fully walk in the promises of God, we must take – we must partake of them, consume them, receive them and walk forward in them. The taking is not a selfish act, it is trusting one. It is also not a passive act but it is an active and proactive one. The taking is work and faith put into action. It is possessing the land, pursuing the promise and wholeheartedly going after your purpose.
Where is your promised land?
Where you now reside.
The secret of walking in faith is recognizing that your promised land is not somewhere else but right here. It is where you are right now but transformed by God’s intervention.
It is your relationship with yourself transformed by God’s intervention.
It is your marriage transformed by God’s intervention.
It is your workplace transformed by God intervention.
It is your parenting transformed by God’s intervention.
It is you- transformed by God’s intervention. Walking in faith, not in the flesh, in grace not legalizism, in love not hate.
Close your eyes. Open the eyes of your heart and ask God to give His vision for your life. With eyes of faith see the promised land laid out before you. Taste the bounty you will cultivate, the joy of habitation. Fall in love with the hope filled future God has planned for you. Then with courage and tenacity walk hand in hand with God. Grow forward in faith and possess your purpose, one step at a time. Hold nothing back from His loving gaze or hand of grace.
There are unimaginable blessings awaiting those who will walk in the purposes of God, hand-in-hand with Him. You have barely scratched the surface. Now, as it was then, faith will become sight and you will see with your own eyes the promises of God come to pass.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen”. (Ephesians 3:20, 21 NIV)
P.S. Today (Thursday morning) was not as brutal as last Thursday was. You must be praying for me- Thank You! Oh, how I love to hear from you. To know that somehow a few of my words have impacted and encouraged you on your journey. Thank you for not being shy and leaving me a few words of your own. They fuel my journey of faith.
Have a fantastic day, my friend!