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“Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” //Exodus 4:12

I’m learning more and more that God does not provide everything we need before we set out on our journey.  If you think of a nomad, he does not carry everything he will need for the rest of his life with him wherever he goes.  His heart is guided to where it desires and he finds/acquires the essentials along the way.  Our spiritual life is similar. Not to say that God never equips us beforehand or that we should be careless, but you may find that God simply asks us to go, first.  As Americans, our faith is often tainted by the Western mindset of hoarding , even spiritually.  We want a stockpile of insurance that our next step with God is going to be a success.  We want to feel centered and comfortable in our faith at all times.  I argue that this is not the faith God asks of us.

For those of you that have not read Chasing Daylight by Erwin McManus, he writes a lot about the scriptural examples of Jonathan’s (Saul’s son) willingness to do what he thought God wanted done, despite the risks and lack of resources.

It is this faith that God asks us to mimic.  It’s not faith if we wait to have all the evidence and guarantee that everything will work out before we start a ministry, take a new job, meet a new girl, etc.  If we are daily aligning ourselves with the Holy Spirit, we can begin to know more of the mind of God and what he would have us do.

May we learn to walk in faith like Jonathan and climb the cliffs, fight the battles, and win the hearts despite all the odds.

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One Comment

  1. “May we learn to walk in faith like Jonathan and climb the cliffs, fight the battles, and win the hearts despite all the odds.”

    Despite the odds…
    “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26

    We do not need everything in advance. If we had everything prior to the journey, we would not need faith. I need faith. Faith keeps me going.


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