Walk by FaithSeptember 21, 2019
For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
1. BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAYS. In the Bible God told the Israelites to move into an amazing land He had promised them. Then He had Moses send 12 spies to assess and prepare for the next steps. But instead of coming back with a plan, ten came back as the voice of disbelief saying: “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us” (Numbers 13:31b). Instead of looking to what God promised, they looked at the circumstances and decided they couldn’t do it. Caleb and Joshua were the only spies who believed what God said.
Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it.” Numbers 13:30
2. QUIET THE VOICE OF FEAR. Cynicism is dangerous in times of transition when God is calling you to the next step. We need to be willing to lay aside over-analysis and believe God’s good report. If you’ve felt agitated and doubtful, take some time to quiet your heart and reject the voice of unbelief. How? Change your focus. Go to the Bible to connect to God and start thinking about what He says more than what the voices of the bad report say.
3. EXPECT GOD TO BE FAITHFUL. Whatever you are dealing with, God is more than present and more than enough to help you. He is not cold or distant. Just like He had a plan for ancient Israel, the Bible is emphatic that God is faithful to all generations (Psalm 119:90). You’re anointed to do something significant. You’re anointed to magnify the Lord, to stand your ground, and to speak to your mountains (Mark 11:23). God is faithful – what He begins in you He will sustain and then see it all the way through to completion.
Pastor Jeff Perry
To make tranquil or peaceful; being at rest.
Daily Confession: All things are possible with God. I believe that God is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. I believe God’s report. He is not weak toward me but mighty in me. When I pray, I believe that I receive because God’s promises are yes and Amen! (Matthew 19:26; Hebrews 11:6; Isaiah 53:1; 2 Corinthians 13:3; Mark 11:24; 2 Corinthians 1:20)
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