Step Out and Live It Up!


“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Hebrews 11:1 

Sometimes it takes one little nudge, sometimes it takes many to motivate us to do things we would otherwise have passed over.  I have been passing over my faith for years now. I had been putting God on the back burner.

And yet, I wondered, why God was not there for me JUST when  I WANTED him. Or even when I needed him.  Lately, I have been reading this book “CrazyLove” by Francis Chan. It brought me to a realization that it was not God who had deserted me, but I who had deserted him. How can I expect God to work in my life when I will not obey him?

Its like that visit to the Doctor. You know, the one where you either lie outright, or hide certain information from him? Its too embarrassing, or you just don’t think he has to know that you stopped taking that medication on your own. You just thought you didn’t need it. Or, you don’t care that he’s asked you to lose weight, because you can’t give up your cheese curls.  Because you refused to cooperate with Dr. Chucky’s cure for you, you have lost the right to hold him responsible for the fact that your current condition ISN’T getting better, or that you haven’t lost weight. Not that Doctor’s are God mind you, (I’d hate to perpetuate THAT myth!!) but that when we walk away from what God has for us, what right do we have to complain when its not working?

Well, God pulled me back. For whatever reason, he did. It is one beautiful life, following what God has for us. I didn’t realize that in denying God opportunities to work in my life, I was living a rather Godless life.  So right now Faith is what we live on here. We are hoping and praying God will provide for us this year, financially, physically, and all that, and so far, God has provided schooling for the girls, and ability to be a Mom and a teacher for me, and so far we have wanted for nothing. This year’s blogging goal will be to share the results of stepping out in faith, and how God provides for our family! Here’s hoping it’s an encouragement to someone!


About measureofagift

I am a mother of a growing group of sweet kids. We laugh, we cry, and we grow together in Christ. Every day is a new adventure. I love chocolate, sticky kisses, quirky smiles, and funny qoutables my kids come up with. :) Belly giggles, snuggling, and homeschooling round out the list of loves. Not every day is easy, but every day IS a beautiful gift. Our life as a family is slowly changing and growing as a result of a renewed interest in God's Word. His influence has been a slow process of sanctification, and this blog is evidence of it. Past posts, and current posts have changed in tone and goal, and are a testimony of all that has changed in our lives. <3 "Now, All glory to God who is able through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we could ask or think." Eph 3:20

5 responses »

  1. Way to go Liz! I’m sitting on the edge of my rolley chair, waiting for the next poooooooo…… ok, sitting squarely on my rolley chair now…

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