Aug 25, 2010

God's Guidance

Victory comes through faith in God and obedience to His word...

This is from the small introduction, in my bible, to the book of Joshua.  It really stuck out to me.

Victory comes through faith in God and obedience to His word!

Simple, straightforward, obvious even?  Then why do we doubt?  Why do we feel the need to take matters into our own hands?   

Victory comes through faith in God and obedience to His word.

I know that when I am facing my 'battles' I usually do not do as I should.  I usually turn from the obvious truth, stated here, to try and find my own path....I say usually but really I always try to do it myself. (just like a toddler!)  This was the theme of my devotional time this morning.  I come to the conclusion that much is happening around me and things are moving so fast I really can't keep up!  And like I said, I usually always take it all on me, carry the burden, struggle through and CRASH eventually.  But God has been gracious (again!).  He has come along beside me, nudged me and said, "Ah, Kaitlin....remember then last time....and the time before....and the time before that...and well, you know!  Why not come to ME this time - early on, I can help you know!?"

And you know what, I think He is right!   Really, this time I am coming to Him, early on.  Not waiting for things to get so hairy that I don't have a choice.  But actually turning to Him step-by-step, consulting, seeking, listening and wanting to follow Him in all that I am facing.  I'm not just doing this for myself either, I want to be stronger in God so that I may be a better tool in helping those I encounter seek Him first.

Joshua 1:9 says;  Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

That's a comforting thought...but it's more then a thought, it's a command! 

God wants to guide us, lead us, show us that yes, we can do it on our own but only if our faith is in Him and our path is lighted by His word!  When we are living this way, our struggles, challenges and battles are easier to face, deal with and win.

Victory comes through faith in God and obedience to His word.

Remember these words next time you are seeking guidance!  And seek it often, my hope is to seek it daily, hourly, moment by moment and I pray this for you as well.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there!

    I found your blog through your mother-in-law Anita. She personally recommended here I am :)

    I can so relate to this post! It's such a battle sometimes to obey the first time God asks us to do something. But I am, like you, continuing to press forward.

    Now following your blog!!

    Rach D

    PS I wrote a post this week that was very similar to this one (


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