A Walk of Faith!

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Reflection from Karl Henager

A Walk of Faith!

So the people of Israel walked through the middle of the sea on dry ground, with walls of water on each side! —Exodus 14:22
It must have been very exciting when the Israelites walked through the middle of the Red Sea on dry ground. Maybe they saw fish cruising by in the walls of water on each side, like the best aquarium ever. But they had to walk for hours and hours. It took all night.
That is the Christian life. It’s just a walk with the Lord. Sometimes there’s a lot of excitement in the beginning of the Christian life when we realize what God has done for us. But as time passes, we might start taking things for granted. And we might find ourselves becoming apathetic.
If that describes you, then you need to plot your RPGS: (1) Read the Bible every day. You never outgrow it and never get beyond it. God’s Word never becomes irrelevant. (2) Pray about things. Bring things up before the Lord. You need to have a prayer life. (3) Go to church. You need to be a regular part of the church. (4) Share your faith with others.
We stop doing these things and then wonder why spiritual apathy is seeping into our lives. It’s because we’re not doing the basics. Let’s just say that you decided you weren’t going to eat anymore. Here’s what will happen: You’ll get lightheaded. You’ll feel almost sick. And if it goes on for a while, you’ll basically start to die. You can’t live that way. You must eat to survive. In the same way, if we neglect spiritual disciplines, it won’t be long until we’ll find ourselves withering.
Nietzsche said, “The essential thing ‘in heaven and in earth’ is . . . that there should be long obedience in the same direction.”
As Christians, our lives are a walk of faith. We need to keep walking that walk my friend.

I love this! Thank you for this. It is surely something to keep in mind and make a habit in life. I have seen how miserable may day can be if I do not reflect on God’s word. One skipped day can result to a very hard week. This is a way of showing us that life with the Lord God is beyond amazing. You will still be able to face challenges, but God gives you the strength and courage to face them, with Him beside you.

Walking by faith means trusting the yes’s and the no’s of God to work out his good in his perfect time. God always sees further down the path. In fact, He knows the destination’s end. And whether the destination is the petitions that we have put forth or not, He will use every step of the journey to sanctify us…all we need to do is walk in obedience and by faith…

No matter what has happened to you in the past or what is going on in your life right now, it has no power to keep you from having an amazingly good future if you will walk by faith in God. God loves you! He wants you to live with victory over sin so you can possess His promises for your life today!