Daily Walk

Daily Walk

It has been a year.

We know that Faith is the confidence that we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see (Hebrews 11:1 NLT).

But what does it look like to walk by Faith on a daily basis?

What do we do next when things do not align the way that we expect it to, in the timing that we expect it to?

What happens when you feel as though God is taking you around the same block again?

When it hurts so bad, will you praise Him? Do you know that He waits for us to come to Him so that He can show you His love and compassion because He is a faithful God, and those who wait for His help are blessed (Isaiah 30:18 NLT).

Let’s step out in faith, believing that Jesus is who He says He is, trusting the Sovereign LORD and seek first His kingdom.

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falling

Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. (1 Corinthians 13:4, 5, 7 AMP)

We all fall.

Left broken, bruised, mired and marked. No finger pointing or pity parties welcome here because…

God in His mercy had a plan to restore us. What a gift, what a sacrifice. To send His only begotten Son to die for sinners. Those who consciously or subconsciously, reject His Lordship and in some instances His existence. We neglect True Love for counterfeits…

as that season draws closer once again, everywhere we turn in the next fortnight, we will encounter depictions of love. We will compare and contrast the love that we do or do not have and neglect the Love that is enduring. No greater love is there than to lay down your life for a friend.

I have fallen before and I would only like to fall once more. Before and after that time comes – I will be devoted, by His grace to fall for Him daily. Moment by moment- telling my soul to be quiet within me…

allow myself to be totally engulfed by a Love that brings you to your knees, tears streaming, breath held. The Love that compels you to become undone and undignified.

The Love that our words cannot articulate…for truly no ears has heard, no eyes have seen, our minds cannot fathom what He has in store for those who love Him.

this is faith

this is faith

Day 14 of She Reads Truth Hebrews devotional

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When it seems to be good to be true, a fairytale land.

When others look at you peculiarly and think you have missed the mark.

When you hear from God but others doubt you or push you aside because of their own lack of faith.

When you get a blank stare when you share the dream God placed in your heart.

When you are not sure if it’ s worth the fight. All that effort, time, energy. The lack of sleep. The tears. The arguments with yourself, the enemy and others.

When logic sets in and tries to take you off course – what do you do?

You buckle the belt of truth and shield yourself with faith and keep on pressing on.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

Faith takes action

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. 

It’s a test to seek God when we don’t feel like. It’s easy to fall off the bandwagon and limit our expectations of God. What use is it if we draw close to God but don’t believe that He is willing and able to do everything that He said He would? What use is it to seek God if we don’t believe that He is good and can only do good? We must ask the Holy Spirit to renew our minds daily.

 by faith Abraham was called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went even though he did not know where he was going.

We don’t need to understand where God is taking us. Because the Israelites continuously questioned God, they never made it to the Promise land. Let’s not get distracted by the How? What? Where? and When? but keep our eyes on Who. He who promised is faithful.

The inheritance may seem delayed but God is more concerned about developing an obedient nature within us than giving us what we want. Remember we are being transformed into  the image of Christ and Jesus was obedient, even to the point of death!

lived in tents

The tent the temporary place in our lives. Sometimes we have to dwell in the temporary and the uncertain places. Maybe you are the first, second or final generation of those chosen to dwell in the temporary. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob dwelt in the temporary.

 looked forward to the city with foundations whose architect and builder is God

We have to keep our eyes fixed on what is eternal not the temporary. Freedom comes when we admit that we are foreigners and strangers on the earth and nothing on this earth will ever compare to the grande city of Zion that God is building.

longing for a better country – a heavenly one

A long story of faith and we must focus our thoughts on the different ways that God has shown Himself faithful. It’s a choice to walk by faith. It often means going against societal norms.

Faith is our shield and protection  (Ephesians 6: 10-18).

God goes before us and extinguishes the darts that fly by day and night (Psalm 91).

Conquered kingdoms, administered justice and gained what was promised, shut the mouths of lions, quenched fiery flames, escaped the edge of the sword…whose weakness turned into strength.

We can sense the urgency and impatience of the writer of Hebrews. They say ‘do I have to remind you of Samson?’ and others who overcame by faith. It’s only when we read and allow God’s word to penetrate through our callous, hardened hearts that we can truly see the power of our faith. Faith that doesn’t make sense. Faith that brought the walls of Jericho down. Faith that gave barren women children. Faith that rose Jesus from the dead on the third day.

Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.They were stoned, they were sawn in two,they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth

However, we must be aware that there are some victories along this walk and there will be some persecution and trials. We don;t get to choose what side of the faith track we fall… but that doesn’t matter because we don’t live for the here and now.

‘You unbelieving generation…everything is possible for one who believes’ – Jesus (Mark 9)

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devoted

Welcome to the new readers of the Catwalk of Faith – it’s a pleasure to have you all here, enjoying God;s word and the beauty of writing.

If you are wondering how you can grow in your devotion to Jesus and you are looking for a quick and easy read that is packed with straight to the point scripture and tips…check out

Devoted: falling deeply in love with Jesus through engaging with God’s word

Feel free to check out reviews of the book on the Facebook page.

In the next few weeks I will write devotional based on the book.

I hope you will join me as I journey deeper into the heart of our Heavenly Father.

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Devoted

Devoted

Devoted: Falling deeply in love with Jesus Christ through engaging with God’s Word

” ‘The best way to grow in any relationship is to be Devoted.’

Devoted is to encourage this generation to see Jesus in a new way and realise that He desires to have an intimate relationship with each and every one of us.

The best way to develop your relationship with Jesus Christ is to seek Him in the Word of God, the Bible on a regular basis.

Using a quote from Mother Teresa as her starting point, Isha Webber uses God’s Word to; explain the significance of the Word to becoming Flesh, elaborate on how we can come to know the joy of Jesus and feel confident to radiate His love in our individual spheres of influence. After reading Devoted, you will fall deeply in love with Jesus and come away with an increased appetite for God’s Word.”

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