Saturday, December 30, 2006

Moving Forward; thoughts on my heart

Waiting to go to Brazil has been a test of my faith. Yet, I continue to feel the Lord leading me to move forward.

I see myself as a small child on a long walk with this great man, named Jesus. His legs are long and strong; mine so short and weary. I must walk quickly to keep up with His long stride. I feel so safe next to Him, yet I am becoming tired and my mind is full of many questions. His hand is holding tightly, securely to mine. As my pace begins to slow, Jesus speaks, “Come on Laura, let’s keep walking.” He continues to lead me forward. He speaks His love to me and encourages me to keep going. I pause and cry out to Him, “But Lord, we have been walking for so long now. What is going on? Shouldn’t we be there by now?”

He simply speaks, “Trust Me.”

“O’ for grace to trust Him more,” my heart cries…

Suddenly, truths from the Word, flood my mind,

“He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed His steps. I have kept to His ways without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread." ~ Job 23:10-12 ~

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path." ~ Prov. 3:5-6 ~

He continues to speak with His loving voice, “Move forward, My child. Do not fear, trust Me. I am with you.”

I listen to His words of life. I respond in obedience. I hold tightly to His hand. I step out, following His lead. With my eyes and heart set on Him alone, I am moving forwardby faith.

1 comment:

  1. I want to encourage you to stay positive and refuse to give up! God will be with you, and He will help you make spiritual progress—strengthening and encouraging you to "keep on keeping on" in the rough times. It's easy to quit—but it takes faith to press on through to victory.