What do you know but don’t believe?
The Lord has been revealing to me that there are truths (and things He has called me to) that I know are true but don’t believe.
I realize that if I truly trust and believe Him and what He says, there are things I would be taking action on.
I would be walking in obedience rather than giving into all the good reasons I have not to (which are really only excuses).
I have been making excuses to not obey – to be disobedient!
And this is a very dangerous place to be.
As I give into fear (and think I’m protecting myself), I’m actually placing myself in an even more vulnerable position.
It is the one who hears His words and acts on them who is compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock, and when the storm came, “it did not fall” (Matt. 7:24, 26). It is the one who doubts who “is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind” (James 1:6). And oh, are there some winds and waves these days and some storms threatening us on the horizon! (To see more on this point, click here).
This is the time to set our anchor, to grow our roots down a bit deeper, to stand firm against the enemy, and to find our firm footing by hearing His Words and acting on them (Matt. 7:24, 25) so that when the storm comes, we will STAND and not be shaken.
The time is now!
“to one who knows the right (good) thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.” James 4:17
Take some time this week to sit with the Lord and put pen to paper. Listen to Him speak to your heart in answer to some probing questions and write it down:
Lord, search my heart (Psalm 139:23, 24) and show me any and all “unbelief”.
Is there any area that I have given into fear and made excuses (even if they feel like really good reasons) for not following Your instructions in Your Word, for not following something You have called me to do, or not following Your promptings?
What do I need to take action on? And what is my next step of obedience?
“Obey God in the thing He shows you, and instantly the next thing is opened up.”
Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest, Oct. 10
Let us be relentless against any and all unbelief!
Personal note: My first step is to consistently write and show up here. It will not be perfect, but as a friend just shared with me, “Done IS perfect!” I will borrow her motto, publish each week, and grow as I do. I pray that God uses these words to spur others on to love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24) – to be in His Word and do what He says.
I’d love to hear what your action step is and to pray for you. Leave a comment or send me an email.