This past weekend was the Deeper Still conference. And for those who aren’t familiar Deeper Still brings Kay Arthur, Beth Moore, and Priscilla Shirer to the platform along with a host of worship & praise music. It was an incredible weekend of teaching, sweet fellowship and amazing worship. I’m still processing through the pages of notes I took…. but I want to share some of it here.
Priscilla Shirer spoke the words Faith Place – she was talking about what we feel compelled by God to do. Maybe it’s writing, speaking, teaching, being a full time Mom, reaching out in the community, etc. It was a quick mention in the midst of an incredible message, but the words Faith Place spoke volumes to me.
Am I walking in a Faith Place?
Am I doing what I feel compelled by God to do? Even if I don’t feel qualified? Am I walking in that Faith Place?
To me Faith Place is that place where you aren’t completely comfortable or feel qualified. It’s the place that requires FAITH.
When I’m uncomfortable I look to Him for wisdom and direction.
When I feel unqualified, I am constantly seeking His Face and His Word.
But being in a Faith Place is not an easy place to be. Sure I want to walk in His Will, but am I willing to give up the comfortable & easy to step into the unknown.
Am I willing to risk it all for His glory?
When I release my grip on the comfortable and step off into God’s Will I will find myself in my Faith Place. I’m so ready to let go…. but .. and isn’t that always what keeps me out of my Faith Place. It’s the ‘but’ in my life. But what about ___________ ?
Lord give me the strength to let go and walk in Your will. You have given me EVERYTHING I need for life and godliness (1 Peter 1:3) and the only thing holding me back is me.
I’m going to walk in that place today. I’m asking God for just enough light to know where I need to step next. I’m asking for wisdom to keep from stumbling and the ability to accept His grace when I do fall.
Where are you walking today?
Very interesting. Faith Place…or yes, I am so there. I felt it once again yesterday as I prepared to do a Blog Talk Radio show and share some of my journey with anorexia. It never fails…..every time I prepare to speak Satan tries to convince me that I should not be speaking, writing, serving. Then the Lord reminds me that it is not me speaking, writing and serving. It is HIM doing it through me.
And that reminder makes all the difference because I cannot do it without Jesus.
I love this impression! Yesterday I prayed with a friend and found that I moved from a place of regret and fear into a place of faith and peace. I am still marveling at the transforming of my mind as we shared Gospel truth and encouraged each other. It moved me into a Faith Place where the door of my life is open again to His work.
Powerful post, Mary. I’m off to grab my journal. God and I have some work to do. Walking in the faith place He has for me is requiring a level of surrender I have never known before. Your challenge came at a perfect time. Thank you!