Monday, October 4, 2010

UPdate: Walk by FAITH!

WOW!! I know, I start that way a lot, but let's face it, there's a lot of WOW in GOD! This week, I received such an education in walking by faith and not by sight, I just couldn't NOT share it with others! So here it is:

The situation was LOOKING kind of bleak. It looked like ministry just wasn't happening. It looked like we were not having any real effect on anyone. It looked like we had somehow gotten out of Gods will and were missing His blessings. It looked rather grim to be truthful, and my prayers were showing less and less strength as each day wore on. I was still praying, but the trust and faith seemed to be wearing a bit thin! If you've ever been there, you know just what I'm talking about!

Then my eyes were opened! My spiritual eyes first, THEN by faith, I saw in the physical what was already going on in the spiritual realm!

Sure, things "looked" bleak to my naked eye-but they were far from bleak - and that's what walking by FAITH and not by sight is all about! In ONE conversation with someone seemingly unconnected to all our "ministry efforts" - God opened my eyes to see! Ministry WAS happening, we were having a GREAT effect on LOT'S of people around us, we WERE in the middle of Gods will and doing what He called us to do and the blessings, though unseen for a while were RIGHT THERE!

Christ was received as Savior by several souls, a new opportunity to hold church services for almost 300 new people has opened up to us and outreach efforts are yeilding tremendous harvest to Gods eternal Glory!!!!

How many times have you heard, "don't believe what your eyes see, trust what God said in His Word." Well, I can encourage all anew - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean NOT unto your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your steps."