Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing great and being Blessed today! I just recorded a podcast on Anchor titled Faith And The Final Push Into Our Promise Lands! As you know if you have been listening to any of my podcasts I have been sharing different aspects of my particulary recent intense journey with the Lord. When it first started happening, almost two years ago now, I was overwhelmed and confused by the experience, but the Lord has been merciful and gracious to me by leading me to other people who were posting online about their journey’s with God in the last year or so, and it has been a great comfort and help to learn that these other people were having a similar experience of undergoing an intense transitioning process from one season to another!
I have also shared how overwhelming and painful it has been at times to be taken through the process with the Lord of shedding the old to make way for the new, and so I really want to encourage anyone reading this who can relate to the growing pains of transition that the Lord is faithful and can be trusted! He is faithful to finish the work He starts in us, and one of the biggest places I believe He is working to perfect is our faith in Him! Faith in my experience is just no small feat, many often say we fight the good fight of faith and I believe that is true! There are many enemies to faith in our lives, fear, insecurity, doubt, and unbelief are just a few. Not to mention we have an adversary who is ever roaming about in search of those he can derail and draw away from God’s purposes and plans for their lives.
It is with all of this in mind that I wanted to explore a little more about the role that faith plays in our being able to fully enter into our Promise Lands! Here is an excerpt from the podcast where I explore the idea that there are degrees of faith:
“…and because I think our ability to have faith in God and trust Him is so key to us being able to fully step over into our Promise Lands and subsequently function as fully and productively as we can in those calls and giftings, I feel prompted to share something from the Streams In The Desert devotional dated July twenty-first…it’s called Degrees of Faith and starts with a scripture from Judges 6 verse 39 which says, ‘Let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece.’ The devotional then goes on to say, There are degrees to faith. At one stage of Christian experience we cannot believe unless we have some sign or some great manifestation of feeling. We feel our fleece like Gideon, and if it is wet we are willing to trust God.”
Here is another excerpt from the podcast whhere I talk about which stage of faith I believe I am now experiencing:
“I would say that I am now definitely experiencing that third stage of faith and so as I am following the Lord’s leading and moving a little more day by day into my new Promise Land, I find that my really intensive focus has to be on the Lord and His promises and word to me! If I lean on or look too much to anything else, like my circumstances, or my feelings, or even what I might perceive as success or productivity in what I feel the Lord is calling me to do, I can get out of faith and off course. ”
If you would like to hear the podcast in it’s entirety, I hope you can tune in and join me on Anchor, just look for Real Talk with your host Sonja! You can also now find my Anchor podcast on Spotify as well as Castbox and Breaker! Thanks again for joining me on my journey and God Bless you all!