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{Faith} Take that step. 

Written by: Kerrington Sweeney 

It was true faith that brought Isaac into Abraham’s arms. Faith, that kept Peter up when he walked upon the crashing waves. Faith, that helped Moses lead the Israelites across the Red Sea. Faith, that healed the blind man Calling out to Jesus. It was Faith that caused the walls of Jericho to tremble and fall. Faith, that got Joseph through many years of waiting, in the deep dark dungeon. It was Faith, that helped David through many years of hiding in the desert.

‘Faith’ is such a beautiful treasure. 

In Hebrews it is defined as “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see”.

It’s having great confidence that God will come through for us even when nothing in our whole life gives us reason to prove that He will. 

It’s faith, that we will see a better tomorrow, in this fallen world. 

It’s believing that He will answer your many prayers for a sweet little baby, just like He did for Sarah and Abraham, even after years without any answer.

It’s believing that when you are stuck at a dead end in life, like Joseph and your dreams are not even close to being remotely fulfilled, that He will still find a way out for you and a place for you to begin your next season of life. It’s believing that when after years of struggling with your sickness and your pain like the blind man and the bleeding woman that with just a single touch from our mighty Heavenly Father, you will be instantly healed and completely whole again.

It’s believing that when you step off the rocky boat like Peter, out of your comfort zone onto the crashing waves and into the great unknown that He will be right there beside you, helping you take every single shaky step of the way. 

I have just recently really been learning and discovering that faith looks so different to everyone, and sometimes having faith requires taking action, and other times faith means standing still and waiting. 

I like to think of Faith as if, It’s like a motion door that won’t open, until you start moving. And in many cases I believe that is true.

Before Peter could walk onto the water, he first had to step out of the boat. A step in Faith. Before, the lady with the bleeding issue could be healed, she first had to reach out to Jesus. An act of Faith. Before the walls of Jericho fell, Joshua and his men marched around it for seven days. A sacrifice of Faith. 

In each one of these situations people have had to prove their faith by taking action, by being obedient to what God tells each of them to do, even if it meant being out of their comfort zones or doing something that made no sense. 

Though we may not march around Walmart until it’s walls come tumbling down, we still have tons of opportunities to test our faith and take action even in the culture we live in. Its the exact same for us…

We want great things to happen in our lives. We want to perform miracles in our everyday lives. We want incredible testimonies of how God is working in our lives. We want to fulfill these desires, the visions, the dreams God has truly planted deep in our hearts.But… We don’t even have the guts to take that one step of Faith.

Today, are you ready to take that step in faith?!

Yes…it’s scary! Going against the trend of this world, isn’t always easy. But together as a community of encouraging sisters I believe we each can take that step!

Dear Heavenly Father, Whatever it may be in their lives…A rut, a dead end, a season of waiting, a time of chaos. Lord, we ask that you would help us today to take a step of Faith and give every situation to you. Whatever it may be, big or small! We give it to you. We are taking a step for our future in Faith, knowing that you will protect each of us in a unique way and give us the true desires of our hearts. We pray this in your precious name, Jesus! Amen!

Until Next Time,

~Kerrington 

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{Worth} …Failure! 

Written by: Kerrington Sweeney 
 
Reading that title your heart may be weary and heavy-burdened but, I am here to reassure you; There is a beam of light and of hope, at the end of this dark tunnel.
 
Failure…It’s just one of those things that even the strongest, most intelligent, most confident of us fear. Whether it’s starting a new endeavor or succeeding at the one you’re currently in, it’s difficult to escape the concern in the back of our minds, that we might just screw up and fail.
 
The feeling of complete failure, to be honest… Is still something I daily struggle with. Feelings of worthlessness and not measuring-up have crept into my weary heart.
 
The lack of self-confidence and fear of failure is a built-in strong-hold on so many of us women folk. It holds us back from fulfilling our God-given dreams and desires. It is something created by Satan, himself to attack us from doing God’s will on the earth and distract us in our Walk with Christ.
 
“How do I overcome these feelings of failure?”
 
As I too questioned this, I dug deep into the word. I was promptly reminded of the verse founded in
Psalm 46:5(a) it reads…
“God is within her, she will not fail.”
 
This verse truly inspired me. Yes, we will still fail at times, we are all human but, Christ died 2,000 years ago and took all the blame. The feeling of failure is not something that will stay on you forever, because He took your feelings of failure away and He washed you white as snow. He took every mistake, every regret, every lie, every dark valley, every failure, He took it ALL.
 
Though the feelings of failure, will still occasionally rise in our spirit man, we can live knowing that we have a God that is believing in us.
And He (Creator of the whole universe, I might add) is proud of us!! 
If He is for us, then who shall be against us?
 
Until Next Time,
 

 ~Kerrington