FAITH: POSITIONED FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY, IMPOSSIBLE, & THE MIRACULOUS

Posted: August 7, 2016 in Art, Books, Christianity, Education, Encouragement, Faith, Family, History, Hope, Inspiration, Life, Lifestyle, News, Parenting, Photography, Politics, Quotes, Success, Travel, Uncategorized

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‘Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”’ – Exodus 33:18 NIV

What would it take to go in a way that is unfamiliar to you? What would be required to help you summon the courage to take a path that is filled with uncertainty and instability? What source of inspiration would help galvanize sufficient resolve within you to step out into dark circumstances believing light will manifest?

This is what is at the heart of the dialogue between God and Moses in the book of Exodus in chapter 33. In your faith walk, have you ever felt compelled to be direct with God about being assured He is present with you and His presence with you will result in what He promised? Ever felt within yourself the determination to be distinguished as one who lives for God? Has the thought ever entered your mind, or your dialogue with God in prayer declared, ‘Unless it’s of God, I don’t want it?’ All of this is involved in this intimate conversation recorded for us to participate in reading that occurred between Moses and God.

If you can identify with any of the inquiries proposed in this post, then rejoice in knowing you are in good company. During his sojourn with God in walking by faith to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land, Moses was willing to disclose from his soul what was most important to him in experiencing the fulfillment, reward, and outcome of what compelled him to follow God versus going his own way. In his final public speech, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, ‘It doesn’t matter what happens now. I just want to do God’s will.’ In the gospel of John, chapter 4, Jesus stated, ‘My food is to the do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.’

At the core of these two statements by Jesus and Dr. King, I hear the sound of passion. The same passion I hear when I carefully read and inspect the intimate conversation had between Moses and God. All 3, Moses, Dr. King, and Jesus, had a resolve that what walking by faith would allow them to encounter was of greater value, significance, and importance to the fulfillment they desired to see manifest in their life than anything else. They were driven by a passion greater than themselves to fulfill a purpose beyond their capacity to accomplish on their own. The journey towards the extraordinary, impossible, and the miraculous requires us to be fueled by a passion and filled with a purpose greater than our capacity to initiate in our strength.

My previous 5 posts involving the lives of Joshua, Gideon, the 3 Hebrew Boys, the sick woman, and Peter all share a distinguishable commonality. Each were in a context of improbability that, by outward appearances, would not have resulted in encountering something extraordinary, rewarding, or fulfilling. To move towards, experience, and encounter something greater, better, new, they each had to summon courage and demonstrate a resolve that did not waver in unbelief, but was established in confidence that God will do it.

What is God challenging you to be courageous in walking by faith to act, believing He will do it and show you His glory?

Father, grant us the courage, resolve, and passion required to continue our journey of walking by faith believing You will do what You promise to move us towards the fulfillment of experiencing something greater, better, new with You.

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