Faith walk

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That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud.” ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭14:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Why did the people of Israel weep?

Because 10 of the 12 spies that Moses sent into the promised land came back saying it was impossible. And the people believed them instead of believing God.

They mourned as if they were already defeated when in truth, they had not even begun.

Be careful how you use your imagination. You can feed your worst fears or you can feed God’s best hopes for your life.

This nation of former slaves looked at the promised land in fear because it was going to be difficult.

They wanted the promise but only if God was going to make it easy for them.

Stepping into your promised land isn’t going to be easy.

You are going to have to fight for it.

Fight fear, the lies of the enemy, your own ingrown old slave mentality.

Getting there is going to be one step of faith after another.

It will always be a faith walk.

You are going to have to trust God to give you what you will need, when you will need it, to do what He has called you to do.

What daunting task has God put before you?

What impossible thing are you facing?

Who are you putting your faith in- yourself or God?

Wipe your tears, lace up your shoes and start walking toward your promised land.

I will join you. 

What is Best

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Set the world right; Do what’s best— as above, so below.
Matthew‬ ‭6:10 MSG‬‬
This is how Jesus said to pray.
You may know this verse as “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.  In the Message Version, it is translated as an open-handed request for God to do what He needs to do – “Do what is best”.
When I first started praying, I would try to get the words right so I could get the situation right.  Now when I pray, I let the Lord know what I would love to see but give it all to Him. I ask Him to do what is best from His perspective. I ask my Father in Heaven do His will, His way by His power in my life.
It is about acknowledging that you don’t know what is best or how to make anything happen.  It is about surrender and trust.  It is about being humble and honest.
Praying like this means giving God as much reign in your life as He has in heaven –  total.
Maybe it looks something like this:
“Heavenly Father, set the hurting world right. Set my personal world right. You have permission to do whatever You think is best even if I don’t agree with it. I give you full authority, full reign, and my full trust to do it.”
As above, so below.
How do you think God’s “best” differs from your “best”?
 
How does praying this way differ from how you normally pray?
 
What does it mean for you to give God full reign in your life…”as above, so below”?

Don’t Settle

“This was after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, and at Edrei had defeated Og king of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

It’s not like you haven’t won a couple of battles. You have.

You have faced the lies and began to live in God’s truth. You have stood your ground and fought for freedom.

But today your tired.

You don’t want to give up or go back, but making camp where you are at seems like a great idea.

Go ahead and rest.

Get your breath back.

Get your vision back.

Remind yourself of God’s vision and get moving.

Don’t settle for good enough, fight for God’s best im every area of your life.

Do What Is Best


Set the world right; Do what’s best— as above, so below.  Matthew‬ ‭6:10 MSG‬‬

This is how Jesus said to pray. You may know this verse as “your kingdom come, your will be done”. 

Sometimes when you pray, you try to get the words right so you can get the situation right. 

Here Jesus is saying that is okay, even preferable, to ask God to do His will, His way by His power. 

To acknowledge that you don’t know what is best or how to make anything happen. To surrender and trust. To be humble and honest. 

Instead of praying for God’s power to help you do your best, what if you simply prayed for Him to do what IS best and give Him as much reign in your life as He has in heaven (total).

It’s a different way to pray.
Less stress, if you ask me. 

Maybe it looks like this:
“Heavenly Father, set the hurting world right. Set my personal world right. You have permission to do what You think is best (even if I don’t agree with it) and you have fully authority, full reign and full trust to do it.

How do you think God’s “best” differs from your “best”?

How does praying this way differ from how you normally pray?

What does it mean for you to give God full reign in your life…as above, so below”?