“Lord, I’m too tired to figure this out. I don’t know if we made the right decision.”
Immediately an Old Testament passage came to mind.
If a young woman makes a vow…and her father hears of the vow or pledge and does not object to it, then all her vows and pledges will stand. But if her father refuses to let her fulfill the vow or pledge on the day he hears of it, then all her vows and pledges will become invalid. The Lord will forgive her because her father would not let her fulfill them” (Numbers 30:3-5 NLT).
Relief filled me. I didn’t have to figure it out. Like a good father, my Abba would protect me.
“Father, you heard our vow. If we jumped too soon, please rescue us. I’m giving this to You and trusting you to lead.”
I told the designer to wait while we did some more research. She understood. In the end, we chose a different option that saved us money.
Once I let go of bearing the burden of making the perfect decision and trusted my Father to lead me, I enjoyed the adventure. Faith is that practical.
The Priority of Faith
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We tend to rely on ourselves in our everyday decisions. But God wants us to include Him in every aspect of life.
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Our heavenly Father longs to show up in the mundane tasks of life. When we lean on Him in every area, life becomes an awesome experience.
Two Components of Robust Faith
I find robust faith requires two necessary ingredients. We need a knowledge of the Word and a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.
The Bible says we’ll be molded by the world if we’re not transformed by the Word. Without renewing our minds we won’t be able to recognize God’s perfect will.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:2 NLT).
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ”(Romans 10:17 NIV).
Jesus said His Father would send the Holy Spirit to live in us to be our helper in life (John 14:17).
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves” (Gal. 5:16 NLT).
What wakes you up in the middle of the night and steals your rest? What would trusting Jesus look like for you in that area? How would it feel to know it all doesn’t depend on you?
If Larry or I can help you experience the benefits of living by faith, please let us know.
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