DayBreaks for 3/06/19: Signs and Decisions
From the DayBreaks archive February 2009:
“In my experience, signs follow decisions. The way you overcome spiritual inertia and produce spiritual momentum is by making tough decisions. And the tougher the decision, the more potential momentum it will produce. The primary reason most of us don’t see God moving is simply because we aren’t moving. If you want to see God move, you need to make a move!
“I learned this lesson in dramatic fashion during the first year at National Community Church. We had been praying for a drummer to join our worship team for months, but I felt like I needed to put some feet on my faith, so I went out and bought a four-hundred-dollar drum set. It was a Field of Dreams moment: if you buy it, they will come. I bought the drum set on a Thursday. Our first drummer showed up the next Sunday. And he was good. He was actually part of the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.
“Rock and roll.
“I cannot promise that signs will follow your faith in three minutes or three hours or three days. But when you take a step of faith, signs will follow. God will sanctify your expectations, and you will begin to live your life with holy anticipation. You won’t be able to wait to see what God is going to do next.” – Matt Batterson, Wild Goose Chase, 2008
Abraham had to pack his bags and family before he took the first step. Noah worked for years before the first drop of rain fell. Moses had to stretch out his hand before the Red Sea parted. The high priests had to put their foot in the flowing Jordan before God stopped the water. Elijah had to pray, build altars, douse them with water…before fire fell from the sky. The apostles had to go in faith that Jesus would be with them when they went out into a hostile world.
What step of faith is God asking you to take for Him? Have you decided to do it…but have yet to take the first step? Why are you waiting?
Prayer: Give us courage, Lord, to act in faith…trusting that You will be with us and bring about Your desired result! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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