Do you ever have a clear word from the Lord but struggle to advance because you do not have enough information? Do you find yourself anxiously nudging the Lord for more clarity, and He is just not cooperating? If that is you, you are not alone!
"Abraham trusted God, and when God told him to leave home and go far away to another land that he promised to give him, Abraham obeyed. Away he went, not even knowing where he was going" (Heb. 11:8,TLB).
An authentic life of faith demands that we abandon our inherent human need for certainty. Our very entrance into the kingdom of God requires that we believe in a loving God who is invisible! We quickly discover that this entrance exam of sorts is not a one time experience. Apparently God likes this process of prompting us to go places and do things with no certainty of an outcome that will satisfy our senses!
His voice in our hearts, scribbled down dreams or rhema words are seemingly all He allows for the basis of our first steps. As our soul-cries for clarity go unmet, the Father rejoices over our total dependence on Him. His plan is to let us know as we go!
John Kavanaugh, the noted preacher and philosopher, tells the story of his journey to Calcutta in search of personal direction. On the first morning of his stay at Mother Teresa's "House of the Dying," she asked what he needed prayer for.
"Pray that I have clarity" he said. When she refused to do so, he asked her why. Mother Teresa said, "Clarity is the last thing you are clinging to and must let go of."
Kavanaugh responded that she always seemed to have the clarity he longed for. She laughed and said, "I have never had clarity; what I have always had is trust. So I will pray that you trust God."
Make your life of faith an adventure! Clearly see Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. Be like Abraham: Saddle up, and settle in for the ride. Your destination is glorious! Trust Him!
For more on how you can cultivate a spirit of trust in your relationship with God, listen to The Kathy Bichsel Podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network.
Kathy Bichsel is an apostle, prayer leader, speaker and revivalist with more than 30 years of ministerial experience. Armed with a mandate to "awaken the nations to the knowledge of His glory," Kathy has crossed denominational, cultural and generational lines cultivating a culture of honor and unity among leaders in the body of Christ. She ministers with a burning passion to see believers activated, encouraged and released in the exercising of their spiritual gifts and the manifestation of their destinies. Her ministry both locally and around the world has been marked by freedom, the prophetic and the tangible glory of God being made manifest in her services. In her book Radical Rising Remnant Kathy shares God's vision for the only way to live a Christian life: sold-out, radical and ready.
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