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Faith: A Walking Adventure

I am still processing the messages I heard at the Designed for Life Conference at James River Assembly this weekend. The theme was Dare to Dream and the scripture that permeated every talk was my life verse – Ephesians 3:20. Now all glory to Him who is able through His mighty power to do infinitely more than we might ask or imagine.  Doesn’t that inspire you to dream? It does me. It does when I sit still long enough to dream.

Last night I read this devotion from one of my favorite books, Come Away My Beloved by Frances J. Roberts.  I hope it speaks to you like it did to me.

Launch Out!

My people, you have touched only the fringes. Yes, you have lingered on the shorelines. Launch out on the vast sea of My love and mercy, yes, My mighty power and limitless resources.

For if you would enter into all that I have for you, you must walk by faith upon the waters. You must forever relinquish your doubts; and your thoughts of self-preservation you must forever cast aside.  For I will carry you, and I will sustain you by My power in the ways that I have chosen and prepared for you. You shall not take even the first step in your own strength.

For you are not able in yourself- even as flesh is always unable to walk the way of the Spirit. But My arm shall uphold you, and the power of My spirit shall bear you up.

Yes, you will walk upon the waves, and the storm will only drive you more quickly to the desired port.

Chart and compass you shall not need, for My Spirit will direct your goings, and are not the winds held in My fists?

Be not fearful but believing.

What fear holds me back? Does pride say – “this doesn’t make sense for me”. What will I lay down so that  I can walk this faith adventure with Him? What will you lay down?

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.