It’s A Faith Walk – Now Think On This by Steve Martin

It’s A Faith Walk
Now Think On This
Steve Martin
“But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” (Mark 4:40, NKJV)
It’s a faith walk. Really? Yes.
Have you ever tried doing something one way, and then realizing it doesn’t work, and only then do you actually do it the way it was meant to be done?
Imagine making a Dutch Apple pie by using ingredients you tasted in someone else’s, without the recipe? I am sure one or two have tried that. Anyone eat it after the first bite?
Or how about going on what was to be an adventurous mountain hike, but leaving behind a reliable compass, having but a little container of water and no amount of nourishing food for the twelve-mile journey, on a trail little have ever used? Get lost?
Ever try putting together the new Hanukkah or Christmas toy for the tot, thinking, “I got this!” only to find out in fact, two hours later, the kid is crying, the remaining five screws are still left in a pile along with some piece you have idea where it was to go, while frustration came in the front door an hour earlier? Yes, you have, dad. Me too. (I’ll stick to the accounting budget and let another do that construction stuff. Because the toilet still leaked after my great “repair job”.)

As I said, it really is a faith walk. But not because we have faith in ourselves, our natural talents, or the Doris Day song in that movie, “Whatever will be will be.” Que sera, sera. Really? That is walking in faith? Anybody can say that. Most do. And where does that get them? (Thanks Dr. Phil.)

Even putting our trust in that weekly paycheck, the stock market (up and down, up and down), or the retirement fund we spent years building and then lost in the last financial crash that occurred (and will occur again I believe) won’t work in the end.

So where is your faith? If tested, would it hold strong? Or is it like the house built on sand, only to crumble when the water comes in like a flood? I think you best find out now.

“But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.” (Matthew 7:26-27 THE MESSAGE)
I have learned that to grow my faith, that amount of which both you and I were initially given by the Lord Jesus at the start of our spiritual walk, you have to hear what He says (through the Bible, from another believer’s word our Lord uses, a prophetic message written and read by you, touching you, etc.) and act on it. Obedience produces faith. More obedience produces more faith.
Exercise builds up the cardio and the muscular system. Lack of exercise builds up the fat and the sluggishness. Which works three, five, ten years down the road? You know as well as I do.
Today you may be facing a decision. It will require doing something you have never done before. It might be a risk to take, a stepping out. It surely might even cause you to look up.

“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;

From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in
 From this time forth and forever.
(Psalm 121: 1-8, NASU)

Believe it? Do you believe God’s Word? Many have tried it, proven it, and lived by it.
Walk by faith, not by sight, and do what He is calling you to do. I promise He will not fail you. He can’t. He is God.
Shalom and ahava (peace and love in Hebrew).
Now think on this,
Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

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Now Think On This #373 – in the year of our Lord 12.08.18 –It’s a Faith Walk”  Saturday, 7:50 am

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 35 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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