We walk by faith, not by sight 2 Corinthians 5:7
What is He asking of you??
Does His voice convict you?
Are you willing to sacrifice it all?
Will you rise above status quo?
When will you answer His call?
When I first got saved, I remember praying asking the Lord to give me "World Overcoming Faith". I didn't know what that meant, really..... but I'm starting to get a basic understanding now many years later. I'm pretty sure I haven't arrived yet and will undergo much more "schooling".
When I went on my first retreat as a brand new believer. I remember our pastors took us out to this remote place in the country. I had asked if anyone had any music I could listen to while I spent time with the Lord and someone offered me a cd by Kim Hill. Music has always been very influential in my life. Good or bad. Did you know I was listening to Christian music for 15 years prior to becoming one. This is what God used to lead me to Him. I wanted to share one of the songs that has most impacted me. The Lord used this to bring His Truth and a solid foundation to my walk with Him. Whenever I am needing a swift kick in the pants or some motivation on why I am where I am, I listen to this.
Committed to the Call -
I hear his voice and I'm convicted
To rise above the status quo
He's asking me to live and listen
And to let His will move my soul
His Holy spirit beckons
I can't help but answer
I am committed to the call
I vow to walk in blind faith
Willing to sacrifice it all
To reflect amazing grace
I am committed to the call
I will revel in the Son's light
And let His love come shining through
I will seek life from the true vine
And bear the fruit of Holy truth
I'm drawn by words of wisdom
Whispering my name
On the retreat, I listened to this song over and over and as I mentioned above, still do fairly often. I made a vow, a commitment to the Lord, that He could use me and do with me whatever He wanted. (sometimes, I regret praying that because of the intense "schooling" i get in walking by faith) But overall, I am still very much committed.
I bring this up to say this - Ken and I have been believing God for a very long time for some specific promises. Promises that allow us the finances to step into destiny, to bless others with those same resources; promises to bring me complete healing; and many more.
Last year the Lord showed us a move to a different area of the country. Neither of us have ever been there nor knew anything about the place. In the last 15 months, I have researched and researched everything I could find about that area. I have subscribed to just about every newspaper, Facebook page, police department blotter and local businesses to get a better feel. I have created a long list of prayer points praying specifically for those there. We have been waiting patiently (ok not so much) on God to release us. It felt like we were but yet, we had no idea on how to even take the first step. We sought out counsel from some pretty big "faith" giants that we know. They have been praying with us and leading us.
Finally just a few weeks ago, we both heard from the Lord is was time to "go put our feet on the ground" and that everywhere we walk, He will give us the land. The problem was - we don't have the financial resources to go. But we know that God does! If He leads, He meets the needs. One of my brothers offered us frequent flyer miles, the downside is that they only take us 4 hours west of where we are going. The upside to that is that back in 2009 we had a prophetic word that said we would step into our calling through the back door. Well in a sense, we will enter the land on the backside. Hmmm!
Our hope is that we would be able to stay on the property we feel God has been leading us to. Though we hold loosely in case He has something different in mind. We initially thought we should wait to book the flights, but then the Lord said if you book the flight in faith, I will create a domino effect that will take care of the rest. We even had a total stranger, prophesy those exact words not knowing of course. Wow! So, the flight is booked! Now what? Well, we need a rental car, gas for the car, lodging and food for a week. God's got that covered! Someone sent us a check that will cover the rental car and so we have reserved our car. That's a big yea God. I really didn't think walking it would be good. LOL!
Just a few days ago, we got a 2nd referral to a realtor in the area. After praying, we felt led to contact him to see if he would be willing to show us properties while we are there. We just want to see what else is available - just in case God has different plans. In expressing our interest and sharing that we feel led to build a retreat property, the realtor responded that he thought this town would be the perfect location and that his parents used to run a retreat center in Arizona. There were even some other commonalities and one is that he is a believer! That's a plus! Our story is just a wild and crazy faith adventure - trusting God to provide the abundance we need to make this happen! My prayer is that this realtor will be just the one to walk this out with us!
|John Wimber quote|
Just this morning, the Lord reminded me once again, that He is pleased with the faith that we have to walk this out. He has promised He won't fail us and that He is with us leading and guiding us each step of the way. He said that He was happy I chose to listen to the song so many years ago and commit to His call - to walk in "BLIND FAITH".
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. Romans 12:3
This past weekend we were in KC and saw some of our long time friends, teachers and mentors. We are so thankful for the roots, the foundations and the intense "training" we received from some very great people! God has really blessed us by putting these people before us, to walk with us, to pray for us and to equip us to be who God designed us to be! What an amazing and beautiful gift. We are eternally thankful!
I pray that whatever God is asking of you, you can trust Him. He is good! He is faithful and He will not fail you. His promises are yes and amen! He will bring whatever it is He's promised to pass! Just believe!!!!!