WOW Faith OLS — Week Seven #1
Do you realize that God has a plan and purpose for your life?
You are not here by accident; you are here on purpose — God’s purpose.
One of the great discoveries in life is understanding just how much God loves and cares for you.
In Psalm 37:23 we discover that “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.”
In Week 7, Days 1-3 of Walk On Water Faith, we studied the lives of three heroes of the faith — Samuel, David, and Isaiah. Each man of God had a distinct purpose in God’s plan. And each step of their lives required faith.
Samuel was a prophet and a judge. David was king over God’s people. And Isaiah was God’s prophet in one of the most difficult times in Israel’s history.
I love the words of Alan Redpath —
I think these words are very important for us to understand in our journey of faith where we are learning to walk by faith, not by sight. The life of faith is, as Oswald Chambers says, “a fight always, not sometimes.”
I believe it helps to realize God’s plan and purpose for your life. How wonderful to be able to look over the vast expanse of the great heroes of the faith listed in Hebrews 11 and realize the magnificent ways that God used them for His glory.
Perhaps your faith is being challenged right now. Get out of the boat and trust all God’s promises. You will discover His faithfulness every step of the way. Wait on the Lord. Delight in Him. Rest in the Lord. And watch Him work in your heart, empowering and equipping you for all He calls you to do in life.
Dear friend, I love studying God’s Word together with you.
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Your assignment this next week is to read and study Week 7, Days 4-7 The Faith of the Kings and Prophets from Walk On Water Faith — Discovering Power In The Promises of God. You may want to come back here throughout the week to read comments and respond. I will meet you back here with a new post and discussion question on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
I invite you to share your most important insights from Week 7, Days 1-3 and your favorite promise from God’s Word in your study so far. You can write your thoughts in the Comments section of this post.
♥ God bless you as you continue this great adventure of knowing Him!
How did your study of Samuel, David, and Isaiah help you in your own journey of faith? Who was your favorite hero of the faith this week and why? What was your favorite promise from the study? And what was your favorite quote from the devotional reading? And finally, share the most important truth that God has taught you this week in your study?
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— Matthew 14:28-31 NASB
Biblical faith is a gift of God. God has given us a measure of faith, according to Romans 12:3. And it is not humanly manufactured but God-given and God-enabled through the power of His Spirit (Galatians 2:20, 5:22). … When Peter realized the Lord was out there walking on the water, he expressed boldness in his faith by asking the Lord to bring him out on the water. How many of us actually dare to dream such majestic feats of faith as Peter did that early morning in the stormy waters?