Monday, September 25, 2017

Walk by Faith

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” 

I once read about a poor, orphan girl in India who walked from her village to a missionary’s orphanage for help. The missionary sadly told her she didn’t have the resources to help the girl. But before she left, the missionary said, “I promise to pray for God’s help. You do the same.” With that, the girl walked back to her village. 

That night, the teacher received a letter from an American friend, containing enough money to provide for the little girl. The next morning, she called for a messenger to go to the neighboring village, which was a full day’s walk, and find the little girl. 

In a very short time, the missionary was surprised to see the messenger and little girl. She asked, “How did you get here so quickly?” The little girl responded, “We both prayed for God’s help, so I thought I might as well start walking!”

Faith is both passive and active. Thinking and praying are both necessary elements, but the real test of our faith is to, like the little girl, start walking! 

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17.20

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