Believe – Part 2 of 3
5:36 “36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” (NKJV)
1. Your Journey Began With His Word
Exodus 3:10 “Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” Moses and the Children of Israel had a lot of ups and downs together but when God first spoke to Moses that He was going to use Moses to deliver the children of Israel, Moses could barely believe it. Nonetheless, Moses journey, like yours, will begin with God’s Word over your life. That word was not a word like you and I know it, but it was alive and life giving with creative power. When you and another Christian talk, they may be able to encourage, exhort and lift you up through the Bible, but when God speaks it is life altering and demands response. If the journey of our calling begins with His word then the first step towards it is to believe the word! Let’s take a step and watch what happens!
2. The Path and Challenges were NOT revealed
Here is something to think about when it comes to the story of Moses and the children of Israel: Although the Exodus and the promise land was prophesied, there were several things that were not specifically given to them. They had to walk the journey and live off of one thing – BELIEF. The Plagues, the extra beating and labor when Moses appealed to Pharaoh, the escape with the Egyptian army on their backside and the seemingly uncrossable Red Sea. All the challenges were a part of the journey but the word was the only thing they could hold on to. Your life may feel this way too but just because you have some challenges, remember that Jesus said DO NOT BE AFRAID; ONLY BELIEVE. Hold onto the word and it will carry you through every challenge and obstacle in your way – AMEN!
3. You Will Overcome
Just remember that even as Moses walked through the most challenging things of his life, it began after his pursuit of the call. Don’t lose sight of the fruit of each phase in life of your call. Remember that every season has a purpose and every season will yield fruit if you let it. Be full of hope and expectancy through all things – God will never let his word fail you! Amen, let’s hold on to that today!
I’m praising God for your life and the purpose He has for you!
Praying for you,