Thursday, January 27, 2011

Daily Light - January 27, 2011

Daily Light from the Lighthouse
40 Days of Faith

"By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king;
for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible."
Hebrews 11:27

The greatest hindrance to faith for many is fear. We often talk of taking a step of faith into the unknown and that sounds frightening to most of us. It is just not normal in our human nature to do something without being able to visualize the results first. In one of the movies in the Indiana Jones' series, Indy had to cross over a ravine to get to a door on the other side of the ravine. He was instructed that to get there that he had to have faith. He stepped off the edge of the cliff to find a walkway that blended into the rocks below.
No one is asking you to step off a cliff into the thin air, but living by faith can feel a lot like that. Moses took the children of Israel out of Egypt with an angry king breathing down his neck. He knew by the king's words that his life was at risk for all of the challenges that he had brought to his kingdom, but Moses knew that he had followed through with all of this in obedience to the voice of God. He didn't see the scowling face of Pharaoh, because he was too busy looking at the face of God. Moses spiritual eyes were set upon the promise that God had given him.
Fear has crippled the spiritual life of many individuals. It has caused people to miss out on the joy of entering into their own land of promise. Why do we fear in the face of faith? We are told very clearly from the Word of God that fear doesn't come from God. Fear is the direct result of two major things. First, the enemy (Satan) is a liar, accuser, and discourager. He will use any means possible to keep you from accomplishing the will of God. By trying to show you what could be the tragic results of your faith, he places fear in your heart. Second, our own flesh also causes us to fear. We dwell too much on what we can or cannot accomplish in our power and therefore fear that is not possible for us to accomplish the things that God has set before us. Let us always remember that it is in Christ and Him alone that we can do all things.
Don't let fear be the destructive force of your faith. Look past your circumstances and see what is possible with God.
May you see Him who is invisible today!

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