All relationships have to be a give and take in order to be healthy. It has to go two ways or else you are not in a relationship, you are in a fandom. This includes your relationship with God.
Your “give” to God: to journey forward with Him and hold nothing back. Give Him all.
So what is your “take”? Your “take” is to partake of promises, consume them, receive them and walk forward in them.
This 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 life transformed by God’s intervention.
It is your marriage transformed by God’s intervention.
It is your workplace transformed by God’s 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 legalism, in love not hate.
Close your eyes. Open the eyes of your heart and ask God to give you 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 take hold of 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, your 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, forever and ever! Amen”.
Ephesians 3:20, 21 NIV