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28 June - Far, Far Better Things Ahead

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind – C.S. Lewis. But to have those far, far better things happening in and around our life usually involves taking a step.

Peter stepped out on the water when Jesus called, rather than sitting in the “boat” And when he stepped out, Jesus was right there to meet him. (Matthew 14:22-33)

The waters only parted as Moses took a step of faith and stepped into the rushing waters of the Red Sea, and it started to part for the people to walk through.

The walls of the heavily fortified Jericho only came tumbling down as Joshua stepped out and led several million people to march around its walls as God had instructed. (Joshua 6)

All these men of faith experienced something we won’t experience if we only sit back and spectate. They knew the freedom and exhilaration of experiencing God’s power at work after taking an enormous risk, and they came to know God – to know Him as the one who provides, sustains, rescues, fights for them, and works miracles.

If you want to experience and live that abundant, overflowing life you know and hear from others is possible in God, you have to take a step trusting God will meet us as you do. You’ll have to determine that your faith is bigger than your fears (and if it’s not, you will grow it until it is by spending time with Jesus and getting his perspective, Word, and boldness on the matter.)

Moses and Peter had to get their feet wet, and Joshua had to march around the city for six days with no sign of change, trusting he’d heard right. They all discovered that the smallest step in the right direction can become the biggest step of your life.

There is nothing God doesn't know about your life. You may know the past and present, but God also knows the future. Choose today to walk securely - not in what you know, but in what you believe – David Jeremiah. Today where is Jesus calling you to take a step? Where is He asking you to get out of the boat and get your feet wet? Because wherever and wherever it is, you can be sure He is waiting to meet you there.

I recommend that you take some time to calculate the risk and determine if the regret of not stepping out, or making a change, is worse than the risk of failing or being disappointed. Pray, seek God’s Word and wisdom, and then go on and “take a step!”

When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble.” (Proverbs 4:12 TPT)

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5-7)

For God gave us not a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control “. (2Tim 1:7)

Prayer: Lord, please help me to take a step where I need to, and you will lead me in the way I should go. Thank you that the rest of my life is waiting on the other side of the next step, that you are the Good Shepherd, and that I hear your voice. In Jesus' name Amen.

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