Walk on Water Faith {Day 20}

Wikipedia defines lie as an intentionally false statement to a person or group made by another person or group who knows it is not wholly the truth. Lies can be told for various reasons, and with various amounts of success.

“Liar, liar pants on fire ”  may be said in a joking manner during a conversation but lying is a serious offense. Most of us have been wounded by the lies of a co-worker, close friend or family member. According to one study, 60 percent of people lie at least once during a 10-minute conversation and tell an average of two to three lies.

Google “lie” and you get 477,000,000 results. I didn’t look at most of them but I read enough to know there’s a lot of discussion about lies and lying. Need help recognizing a liar at work or in a relationship? There’s a book for that. Want to break your lying habit? There’s a book for that, too. Want to watch a liar perform? I can give you a long list of movies.

Jesus made one thing very clear about lying:

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44

How about some Truth?

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Never ever.

He can.  Not.  Lie.

What a comfort to know in a world ruled by the Father of Lies that the One who lives in me is faithful. He is God and He cannot lie.

God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19

God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.
 Hebrews 6:18

We, who have run for our very lives to God, have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go.

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Walk on Water Faith knows that God does not lie. When He says, “Come” or “Go” or “Wait” He can be trusted.

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Walk on Water Faith {Day 18}

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16

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Walk on Water Faith {Day 17}

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. I Timothy 2:1

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As we seek to pray and grow with Walk on Water Faith, her Three Simple Steps for Praying the Scriptures will help us. After you’ve finished reading the Steps for Praying the Scriptures, you might also want to visit her at More to Be and read more about her passion for mentoring a generation of young women.

I’d like to ask you to pray a scripture for me.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

Philippians 4:8 is my verse for this, my 48th year. My thinking’ has been stinkin’ lately and I want it to be excellent and praiseworthy!  Will you pray for me?

How can I pray for you? I’d be honored if you would leave a comment and let me know. Maybe you just want to share a scripture I can pray for you. God knows the details and will answer accordingly!

Thank you, Father, for the privilege of prayer. Thank you for teaching us how to pray, for hearing us when we pray, and for answering our prayers according to your will and love for us.

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Walk on Water Faith {Day 16}

 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

(A portion of the following post was originally published earlier this year. As I meditated on today’s verse the words were still fresh on my mind and I am convinced someone needs to hear them today.)

Sometimes I make promises I can’t keep. Sometimes I make promises I don’t keep.pampas grass copy

This morning He reminded me that He keeps His promises.baby's breath

He keeps His promises.tulips

Every. Single. One. Joshua

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Walk on Water Faith {Day 15}

It’s late Spring and I sit tear-blind at the corner of St. Roch and Filmore Avenue.

Click. . . click. . . click. The rhythm reminds me to wait before I turn.

Seminary classes are done for  now. I’ve pushed disappointment and deadline uphill with an empty heart hoping to get to the other side of it all.

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It’s late Spring and flowers and trees bloom full and showy. I should be, too. Gaping wound and hollow womb remind me what could have been.

I weep loud and strong blindsided by the grief. A new life marked by two lines and a heartbeat. Hopes and dreams and life betrayed by my own body.

“In all things, give thanks,” He says.

I weep louder and stronger and choke on words too hard to swallow.

“In all things, give thanks,” He repeats.

Why this? Why now? Why?

In all things, give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you. I Thessalonians 5:18

I see now what I could not see then.

And I never, ever read or hear this verse without thinking of that day when Christ in me spoke Truth. The busy intersection marking crossroads and Cross-ways and His work in me. An invitation to a deeper faith-full walk with Him.

Countless times since that day, I’ve known disappointment and loss. But if I stop and listen I always hear click . . click . . click . .

In all things, give thanks

His Word, His way, marking the rhythm of my life.

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Ann Voskamp wrote about dealing with loss this week. My favorite line from her post: When thanksgiving is your default — the enemy gets his defeat. Click here to read all her beautiful words.

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Walk on Water Faith {Day 14}

The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple.

Colossians 1:27

Yesterday we were reminded that God is at work in us. Today the message is the same: Christ is IN us! When we believe who Jesus is and what He did on the cross for us and offer our life to Him He comes to live in us. He is more than a belief we hold or a topic to be discussed. The resurrected Christ is alive in you and me!

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Another great verse in Colossians encourages us to “Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.(3:16).

So now it’s your turn. For a couple of weeks I’ve had the privilege to share my heart and the Truth that anchors my life in Christ. What Truth anchors you? Please leave a comment below with a testimony or a verse or a song that reveals how Christ is at work in your life.

I can’t wait to read and be encouraged!

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Walk on Water Faith {Day 13}

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13

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God is at work in me and you. What great news! We have been called to duty—to work out our salvation (v.12) with the confidence that God is working in us to accomplish His good pleasure. He is calling us, sanctifying us, and abiding in us so that all His purposes will be accomplished.

God moves powerfully to produce what He demands. That is the incredible mystery of Christian living, that God is effecting in the believer what He is commanding to the believer.

He’s not working on you, He’s not working for you,

He is working in you. What a profound reality.
—John MacArthur

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Walk on Water Faith {Day 11}

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

Glory to God in the church!
Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
Glory down all the generations!
Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes!

Ephesians 3:20

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Walk on Water Faith {Day 10}

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live,

but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh

I live by faith in the Son of God,

who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

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The solemn question comes to us, “Is the God I have, a God that is to me above all circumstances, nearer to me than any circumstance can be?” Brother, have you learned to live your life having God so really with you every moment, that in circumstances the most difficult He is always more present and nearer than anything around you? All our knowledge of God’s Word will help us very little, unless that comes to be the question to which we get an answer. *

God must always be given first place; and if that be given Him, He will take possession. 10 - Galatians

If I know this truth by the living evidence which God gives in my heart:

then I know that the divine presence of my God will be so wonderful, and my God himself will be so beautiful, and so near, that I can live all my days and years a conqueror through Him that loved me. Is that not the life which we need?*

*The Master’s Indwelling by Andrew Murray is free as Kindle download.

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Walk on Water Faith {Day 9}

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate

the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image

with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:18

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In John Stott’s Final Address delivered at the Keswick Convention, July 17, 2007, he made the following statement:

I remember very vividly, some years ago, that the question which perplexed me as a younger Christian (and some of my friends as well) was this: what is God’s purpose for His people? Granted that we have been converted, granted that we have been saved and received new life in Jesus Christ, what comes next? Of course, we knew the famous statement of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: that man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever: we knew that, and we believed it. We also toyed with some briefer statements, like one of only five words— love God, love your neighbor. But somehow neither of these, nor some others that we could mention, seemed wholly satisfactory. So I want to share with you where my mind has come to rest as I approach the end of my pilgrimage on earth, and it is—God wants His people to become like Christ. Christlikeness is the will of God for the people of God.

So God, through the Holy Spirit, is doing His transforming work in you! I encourage you to to read John Stott’s address. You can find it here.

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