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In Other Words: First Step in Faith

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t’s that first step with so many different parts of life, that is just so hard.  It starts early in the morning getting out of bed.  The snooze button is hit one too many times, until the kids start banging on the door wanting breakfast NOW!

I love watching my little ones take their first step.  They pretty much trust mom or dad, knowing we’d catch them if they fall.  But they test us – to make sure . . .  They wobble with hands out, barely taking that first step as they land in our arms.  Everyone is joyful and praises the child, who then again tries it, maybe a full step this time.

Isn’t our walk with God so often like this?  We stumble and fall on our way to Him.   We know He is there, but how much do we really trust Him with?  He proves Himself over and over again to us that He will never leave us, or forsake us, and yet, we try so often to do it on our own – and then maybe trust Him for a bit – and then take it back – because we think we can do it better – or God is not answering soon enough.

I love what Corrie ten Boom said about faith:

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.

God sees through the fog even though we cannot see clearly what is happening in our lives.  He knows the outcome.  When that prompting is on our hearts to make a call to someone we need to reconcile with, to tell our children we are sorry for blowing up, for that test we need to take at the hospital or instead of throwing our hands up and totally giving up – put your hands out and give it to God.  Yes, easier said than done, but take that first small step in trusting Him – with giving yourself completely to Him and allowing Him to put the puzzle pieces of the rest of your life together.

This week, Denise is hosting “In ‘Other’ Words” on her blog, ShortyBear’s Place . Be sure to visit her site and the links to the other women who have shared on this quote. Then come back here on Friday, for next Tuesday’s new quote for In ‘Other’ Words. Be blessed.

Be sure to join my book drawing for a wonderful child’s book.

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Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 33 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ Homeschool mama of 26 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

7 thoughts on “In Other Words: First Step in Faith

  1. Another great post Loni! I’ve always loved that quote by Corrie Ten Boom. Yes, we all have so much room for growth in this area, thank God He is so loving and patient.
    Have a blessed day♥

  2. I love that quote by Corrie Ten Boom! Great post, Loni. This really spoke to me…”When that prompting is on our hearts to make a call to someone we need to reconcile with…or instead of throwing our hands up and totally giving up – put your hands out and give it to God.”

  3. It’s really something thinking about what our first step looked like to God. Has my steps gotten stronger, done with more confidence or am I still wobbling like a young child learning to walk. Thanks for sharing today.

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