What It Means To Walk By Faith
Today as I re-visited our call to India, Abba reminded me that is was Him Who called us…and it is Him Who has sent us…and it is Him Who will complete in us what He has started…(Rom 3:24, Rom 5:9, Rom 8:30; Titus 3:7)
Many times in our love walk we try to walk on our own instead of walking by the “faith of the Son of God Who loved us and gave Himself for us.” Many times we try to “help” Him along in His plan and purpose for our lives. And this is when we are no longer walking in love or faith…we are walking by sight. (Gal 2:20; 2 Cor 5:7)
There was a time when failure meant that He would take His Spirit from us. Not today. There was a time when He would take away our talent from us and give it to another. Then He would banish us from His presence. There was a time when we were all undone, lost in this world, and without hope. But that was then… (1 Sam 16:14;
Today, His sacrifice has already purchased us. We have been redeemed. We are a child of the King of kings. Today we are in Messiah Yahshua. And today His grace is sufficient. (Acts 20:28; Heb 9:12; 1 Pet 1:18; 1 Cor 6:20, 1 Cor 7:23)
When will we realize that He has already paid the penalty for our sin; past, present, and future? When will we realize that He is not into “un-adoption?” He adopted us not because of what we could do. He adopted us because of what He alone could do.
(1 Cor 5:21; Isa 53:6; Jn 1:12; Gal 4:5; Rom 5:8, Rom 8:15; Eph 2:8-9)
When we consider Him and all that He has done do we think that He is waiting hopelessly in some remote corner of the universe (i.e. heaven) chewing His nails to see if we are going to blow it and cause all of His sacrifice to be in vain? Of course not. He which has begun a good work in us is the same One Who will perform it until the day of Messiah Yahshua. (Phil 1:6, Phil 2:13)
No matter how many times we miss the mark, no matter how many times we fail; our eternal salvation is based upon Him and Him alone. His forgiveness is permanent, eternal, and complete. His love is limitless, boundless, and without measure!
(Rom 8:31-39; Jn 6:37, Jn 10:28; 1 Jn 5:10-13)
So the next time you think that you have really blown it, as we all do, simply get right with Him. Get back on your feet and get back to work. His love has never been based upon us. It is solely based upon Him. (Isa 43:25, Isa 48:11)
Lessons that we learn in this life remind us that we are nothing without Him and yet we can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us! Be encouraged…get back up…and get going! He is right there beside us every step of the way! (Prov 24:16)
In Simple Obedience…A Sent One…Larry Walters