Day 2: Faith – Part 1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.  Heb 11:1-2 NIV

Recently I was invited to pick an image from one of hundreds laid out on a big table.  We were to pick something that relates somehow to what’s going on in our lives at the moment.  I picked this one.

I was drawn to this picture because it represents a great adventure.  My faith walk has been an amazing journey – I’ve seen family members come to Christ, I’ve had the privilege of participating in ministry I’d never dreamed of experiencing.  As I look back I’m experiencing the life Jesus promised, full and overflowing. I’m living in that level 4 happiness that Pastor Luke was talking about recently.

However, I was also drawn to this picture because for these adventurers the way forward is unclear.  Their path disappears under their feet. The snow is suddenly deep. It’s not clear how they are going to summit the mountain ahead.  I find myself in a season where on a number of fronts, the way forward is unclear. There are major gaps that the Lord needs to show up in.  There are precious people in my life who need to turn to Jesus in faith. Others who need physical healing of some kind. I have money uncertainties and I’ve no idea where this is going to come from.  The Lord is stretching me and inviting me to walk in a season of faith like no other time in my life.

I was reflecting on the prodigal son story in Luke 15 recently and was drawn to the celebration that occurs when the son comes home.  I was thinking about the fattened calf that was ready and available to help celebrate. I wondered how many times the father would set aside a calf for special treatment hoping this one would be the one that would be used to celebrate his son’s homecoming.  Then an idea. I set up a new bank account and called it The Fatten Calf.  By faith I will put some money into it each month believing that sometime in the future we are going to celebrate a number of homecoming parties.  I cannot see it yet, but I believe He’s going to do it.

Recently in worship this song below seemed to capture this season I’m in.  

How about you?  Where are your gaps?  Where are you waiting for the Lord to show up?

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Do It Again – Elevation Worship

Walking around these walls
I thought by now they’d fall
But You have never failed me yet
Waiting for change to come
Knowing the battle’s won
For You have never failed me yet
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You’ve never failed me yet
I know the night won’t last
Your Word will come to pass
My heart will sing Your praise again
Jesus, You’re still enough
Keep me within Your love
My heart will sing Your praise again
I’ve seen You move, come move the mountains
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I’ll see You do it again

Listen and watch here.

5 thoughts on “Day 2: Faith – Part 1

  1. Both days have been spectacular for me, especially the picture today which I fit right into!
    This is such a wonderful idea and I will. Look forward to each new day!
    Bravo to each of you who isa part of this!
    I will be praying for you and your group Pastor Luke., and Pastor Ken ❤️🎶

  2. Thank you for this post- The figure in the distance , going ahead, for me is Jesus. He is taking the steps ahead of me, but with me all the way. The backpack of tools and necessities is in between and available… He provides all the needs for us to get to the point where God wants us to be…if its climbing the mountain or taking the trail that is seems to appear the easier path? Not sure if this resonates with anyone else but thought I would share the way the Lord spoke to me about faith and this image shared today.

  3. Thanks for sharing Andrea! Yes, He is willing and waiting for us, we just have to accept His guidance and move forward in His love.

  4. You have never failed me yet. A truth that I sometimes forget – thank you for your faithfulness Lord as you move mountains again and again and again.

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