Into the Wild, is the title of the series my pastor is currently presenting. The premise of the teachings is that God is calling us to join Him on an adventure. This adventure, this journey Into the Wild, requires trust and movement on our part. Yesterday, Pastor Jon spoke about conquering fear. In order for us to move, we must overcome the fear that would try to hold us back.
Fear is one of the most commonly used tools of the enemy, to prevent us from moving forward in faith. Fear tells us we can’t, when God is calling us forward, offering His strength and His supply, as we are being asked to step out where we cannot complete the journey all on our own.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” – (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT)
God has not called us to be fearful nor afraid, but He grants us power by His great love, and leads us in the ways in which we are meant to go, so that we may do that which He has called us to do. Our struggle is a matter of which voice we choose to hear. Will we listen to the still small voice of truth, that tells us to keep moving, even if we seem to be standing in the desert when we were promised a place of lush and fertile land, or do we listen to the lies that tell us to turn back, to stay in the safety of what is known, and never step out beyond the borders of where we currently dwell?
Abram would have never become Abraham, the father of a great nation, had he not continued to move further out Into the Wild as God called Him. Often, the time between the promise spoken and the promise realized, is determined by when we actually take obedient steps of faith. May we each choose to listen to the still small voice, and then boldly step out Into the Wild, wherever He is calling us to move.
let us each give ear;
the still small voice,
that conquers all fear.
Let not the lies,
take hold in our heart;
they tend to stop,
what we’re meant to start.
let His power reign;
God is with us,
that will never change.
Into the wild,
may we boldly go;
sharing His truth,
so others may know.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that no weapon formed against us will prevail when we place our trust in You. Thank You that in You, there is not fear, for You have defeated all darkness that could come against us. Thank You that You love us and grant us grace that is far beyond what we can fathom, and that You continue to lead us forward, even when we fail miserably. Forgive us for our failures, our fearfulness, and our lack of faith, and grow in us an unwavering faith that always trusts in You. May we live in love as You love us, and may many come to know Your mercy and grace, so they too may choose Your still small voice of truth. Be glorified in all that we say and do. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. – Psalm 34:8