Follow By Faith

Set your mind on Christ and His Kingdom, put Him into your full view, and focus on His will. The things of this world are temporary and fleeting. What are you doing for the Lord today, tomorrow, next week, next month, and so on for the sake of His name, and things that will have eternal value? Are you faithfully obeying the Lord in what He has for you to do?

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21

It is for Christ that you live, it is for His plan and purpose that you must work, and it is by your faith in Him that you must move forward to do them. Don’t worry about what others may say or do when you step out in faith. You must die to the desires of this world and to the influence of man, that you may fully fulfill the will of the Father in your life. 

Then Jesus told his disciples, If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Matthew 16:24-26

The Spirit of the Lord will guide your steps. No one else knows the will of the Father for your life, but God himself. Seek to walk by faith and die to this life that you may live in the next. Those who lived by faith in the past faced much opposition but they forged forward because they believed and trusted the Lord. They were commended for their faith. “Of whom the world was not worthy.”

And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.

 Of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. Hebrews 11:32-34, 38

It takes faith, trusting in what is unseen, having confidence in a future that is unknown, that only God knows the outcome, to accomplish the will of God. Faith is jumping out of an airplane with no parachute when the Lord says, “I will catch you.” Not looking with human eyes of understanding, but to God who can do all things.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. Hebrews 11:1-3

Do not get wrapped up in the comforts and good things of this world. Things that make us comfortable and easy make us lazy and unwilling to move. All those niceties of the world will fade away and be burned up. You can not take anything with you into eternity except what is done for God. 

But work for the sake of righteousness, for the sake of Christ, work for things that have lasting value, that have a heavenly price tag. Like the man who found a pearl of great value and sold everything to buy it. Give up all on earth that you may have everything in heaven. 

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:45-46

He has given you a purpose, don’t ignore it. If it is to lead then lead, teach then teach, help then help, encourage then encourage, or whatever it may be. Whatever the Spirit is instructing you to do, do it, and don’t listen to the naysayers, the worriers, or the faithless. God will make the way and give you strength that you may prosper. Then you will be richly rewarded for your faithful obedience to His calling! 

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4

  2 comments for “Follow By Faith

  1. tiffy44
    May 24, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    I will give up my life for Jesus

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 24, 2020 at 8:05 pm

      Yes Amen Sister!! God bless you!! I know the Lord is pleased!

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