It is a curious thing about the Christian walk of life. At almost all turning points in that journey blind faith is required before the light of truth comes on. In Joshua chapter 3, when the Israelites were crossing the Jordan into the promised land the Lord said, “as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord…shall rest in the waters of Jordan, the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down,”. If the people had not believed and started to cross Jordan before there was any indication of the waters parting, it is doubtful that the Lord would have allowed them to cross.

In, perhaps, the most dramatic demonstration of faith in Scripture, Moses said, “Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord” when, again, no evidence of the red sea parting was in view. Only by taking that leap of faith did the Lord deliver His people.

When we are born again, we feel a great need for the Lord and make a commitment, not knowing what will come next. And, then, as a new creature in Christ (and much to our surprise) we begin to see things we never dreamed of. That is just the beginning of the journey, however, and soon things come up in life that require additional measures of faith. It may be the Lord asks that we give up something, or go somewhere or witness to so and so and the list goes on. If our faith grows and we trust Him no matter what He asks, once again, we will see things we never dreamed of; until we are so caught up in this new life that, “the things of earth will grow strangely dim” and we will only long for Him and service to Him.

Dear traveling pilgrim, The power of Christian living is available to us all. As Jesus said many times while he was on this earth, “Be it unto you according to your faith”. Press on in the Lord, call feet wet!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will brow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

Posted on December 18th, 2013