Monday, August 9, 2010

Acts of Faith: Stepping-Out Part 3

“Trust and Obey for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey”

The lyrics of the age-old hymn ring in my head in combination with Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path”

With the heros of faith, there was that outward mark and show of faith. It required doing something – a physical act. Abraham had to move out of his Father’s land. Lot had to run and never look back. And yet, I cannot help but wonder, as they were on the move, in their process of stepping-out, how did they do it from the inside?

I’m here in this place, now that I’ve stepped-out, and am accepting it day-by-day, how do I trust from the inside-out? How do I trust and obey without letting my mind run in circles? I wish I could numb the disobedient emotions and train of thoughts.

I was thinking of the pain in my current niche as I read through Proverbs 20 vs 30 (NIV): Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.

It certainly is one crazy purge-fest here I tell you :D

Have a beautiful week ahead of you J


  1. I know the feeling oh so well! Keep ur eyes on the prize...have a blessed wk!

  2. Purification of Gold, I know, is never easy but in the end, it'd be all worth it. What God has deposited on ur inside has to come out for His glory and I am sure all that u r going thru is because of where you are going to... Don't look back :)

    - LDP

  3. hey,how u doing? :-)

    funny that you mention the exact verse that has been ringing in my hrt this past two yrs. trust and lean not on my own understanding. you couldn't be more on point for me, your words captured this experience exactly.

    sometimes, its like my head has a mind of its own. and conflicting emotions run in me as i contemplate the choices ahead, and the present day's discomforts. however, like you too, i am encouraged up to the fathers of this faith. i realize and understand that they r more than just stories, they were lives lived: with all the fears, clumsiness, doubts and sincereity. like me. like you.

    check this out, do you know abraham too had moments when it felt it was all for nothing, genesis 15. God came in the nick of time. from his response, we could see it was getting to him. cos God had already given him the promise

    and joseph also. it was like the guy was jinxed. from one trouble to another. things went good and went bad very fast for him...

    and israel. my my the guy was a deciever. he was uo to it with stunts. but God remained steadfast bout His promise with him

    am 100% sure, your story is on the way. your still being painted. much much more is still to come, and these 'times' make only a minute part of the whole story. you'll pull thru sure of that.


  4. My prayer for you is that you identify that guiding voice of your shepherd in the midst of the noisiness that is called life, "My sheep shall hear my voice."

    Keep moving forward, you'll be fine. We will all be. Just trust, like Abraham, that God is going to provide the sheep for the sacrifice.

  5. @Blessing: Will do sister. Thanks :D
    @LDP: Ever forwards marching. All purification hurts, I'll keep that in mind :D
    @Nike: Thanks :D. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with conflicting emotions and head knowledge. Thanks :D
    @Jaycee: Thanks again for your prayers :D

  6. The lord would light your path and perfect all that concerns you.
    Keep head up!!!