Every day is a new day for us; and each step is one that we have never taken before. Nevertheless, this is an Ancient Walk of Faith. It began long before you and I and it finds it’s completion the Person of our Lord Jesus Himself. Your journey…Your walk…Our walk…did not begin with just us or just you. We are all standing upon the shoulders of others. The Church has been forged with the blood of martyrs, the sacrifices of saints, the faithfulness of the persecuted, the preaching of the missionaries, and the worship of every tribe and language and people and nation. Oh, it is not only YOUR walk, but it is OUR walk! It is not based upon a Doctrine Du Jour, but it is founded in the Ancient of Days Himself. Through the Prophet Jeremiah, the Lord said…
Jeremiah 6:16 VOICE - Stand at the crossing, and consider the ancient path, for it is good and it leads to Me. Walk on this path, and you will find rest for your souls…
Likewise, at times the path can be very challenging. There is nothing easy about living a Life of Trust. To walk the path charted by faith, instead of leaning upon our own skills and capacity is counterintuitive to so much of our natural inclinations. In order to do this requires us to intentionally choose the Promise of Scripture and the Presence of His Spirit over the false security of trusting ourselves. The stakes are too high, the suffering too real, and our need for God is too great to leave to an earthly remedy alone.
The consequences of Human failure and sin are far-reaching, and they never stay with a single generation. There is nothing easy about helping others, healing the wounded, restoring the broken, or lifting the downcast. Doubts, fears, our Adversary, and even the very system of this Fallen World will always conspire to hinder us along the way. In spite of these difficulties, our Lord Jesus has good news for us. He said…
John 16:33 AMP - I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
Dr. Tobey Montgomery