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Linda Irish

...............LET OUR FAITH BE OUR EYES..............

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LET OUR FAITH BE OUR EYES September 22 2009

Watching the desires of our heart unfold and bloom in the garden of life, that’s what this is…. and our dreams are waiting, waiting…waiting for their turn, to unfold and blossom in God’s perfect timing. In my life it is time for the stories to be told, time for more simple and calm and time to keep putting one foot in front of the other to fulfill Gods direction for me…it is time to bloom.

These are the things that God has on my heart this morning. I am bursting with inspiration to write more of the good things that God has done for me. They are wonderful sparkles in my days that stand out in another wise wonderfully ordinary world. It’s not that these things that God has done for me are any more important that all the other great stuff that God has done for everybody else.

Clearly I’m not saying that, for God is not a respecter of persons. But what I am so thankful for; with all the wonderful things that God has done in my life, is that He has also allowed me to see how He works miraculously today, through all of us, his children. And God has reminded me, again, who are the children of God? They are the children of the promise. They are the ones who believe in God. Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him as righteousness. In the same way that Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, likewise He is the power in all our spiritual experiences that takes us from glory to glory, from the seed to the fruition to the full harvest.

In watching God’s hand through the events in my life, I have come to see with my own eyes why obedience is better than sacrifice. Our obedience to the living God is to walk as He wills. On the other hand we can sacrifice to God all day long, but it is our faith that is pleasing to God. If we believe God let us obey Him.

We saw this in the Bible with Aaron’s two sons, when they decided to go against Gods instructions and make some kind of a fire offering. Aaron’s sons had spiritual training and knew the instructions for sacrifices in the day but instead of obedience they decided to do their own thing. This was not done according to Gods will and because of this disobedience there was severe consequences.

Thank God we have grace through Christ Jesus for our sin today. Yet it is still important to please God by walking in faith, which is to believe God. When we walk in Gods ways we are walking in the light. We are His children of light, how else should we walk Evidence of our faith is the fruit and the fruit of faith is our obedience. Amen. As born again children of the living God, we walk by faith and not by sight…Let our faith be our eyes.

In addition I am learning that when I hear and obey the voice of God, I don’t need to know the end of the story. I use to get right in there and try to figure everything out, but not now. Actually I don’t need to know any of the story except what God would have for me to know. Nor do I need to “own” the situation, (such as feeling responsible to do other things or to “help” the situation”) unless of course God is leading me specifically to do so. I am learning now, to trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not unto my own understanding. Not that I always demonstrated this immediately…but like the song says…He’s not finished with me yet!!

I have been fortunate to experience some miraculous things in my life. I have seen God in action and because of this I feel blessed that God has shared with me. I have seen dreams and miracles that have gone from seed to fruition to full harvest. This has encouraged me to obey God more quickly and more passionately. I have come to trust that God is doing what God does, and He will take care of all the things working out the way He wants them to. We know this because all things work together for good for those who love the lord and are called together for His purpose. I feel at peace in my heart that I am to do the part that God gives me to do and whatever God does with the rest? Well that is His.

There are so many things of God that I may never know the ending to. A word for someone that I may never see again or a dream that wakes me up praying for the safety of someone that I may never know. Whatever God gives me, it is my honor to participate in it. There are times that I hear the word or the voice of God and I follow through to do what it is that God has instructed me to do. I may never have a clue what God was doing,…( at least not in this lifetime)…but everything God does is good.

When I was a girl, my dad use to tell me to do the best I can.. “and then let the chips fall where they may, pal.” That is such good advice. We do our part and then trust that God will take care of the rest. After all, He is God of the universe who made the heavens and the earth. He’s got our back.

According to the word of God, I figure my part in all these things is to be free of care, because in casting my cares on Jesus it leaves me free to walk in the light. In other words I am free to walk without care…carefree. I can then walk in faith in the light and in the spirit. Not only am I free to do this but this is what our father wants for all of us. “Cast your cares on Him for He cares for you”

This is important because God isn’t just suggesting that I would be nice for us to do this. God is instructing His children to do this because it is impossible to please the father without faith. If we are walking around troubled by the cares of the world then, clearly we are not walking in faith.

If we are not believing God and we are not trusting God then we are also not pleasing God. We can’t please God without believing God. We are instead trusting in our flesh to focus on fear from the things that we see before us. This fear is not from God. Our faith should be our eyes. Amen?

If we are in Christ Jesus we are free indeed. That is why God instructs us to take those burdens to God in prayer and leave them at the throne of God. All our worrying and carrying on over the troubles and pains of the world won’t do diddly squat to resolve them. Only God has that kind of power. We as children of God have access to that power through prayer. So let us then choose to be effective Christians and let us pray. The fervent prayer of a righteousness man availeth much. Pray for God to take care of the problems and then leave all that with Him. We know that we are not righteous in ourselves, but praise God that Jesus is righteous, and He is our covering. If we are to be effective Christians and obedient children of God then we are to believe him when He tells us to cast our cares on Him.

Then we are carefree and can walk in joy…for the joy of the lord is our strength. I read a book once by a man of God named Harold Hill. Harold called his walk with the lord “high adventure in Christ”. Amen. I too like to refer to my walk with the Lord as “high adventure in Christ”.

God us training us and teaching us, his children, to go about doing the will of the Father. Let us be unburdened then, according to Gods will and cast our cares upon Him. Let our faith then be our eyes. LET OUR FAITH BE OUR EYES September

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