Live by Faith in the Moment

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By God’s grace over the last decade, I’ve learned to look at Jesus and in faith follow Him, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. I’ve learned that this moment, is all I have and that is enough.

“For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]. As it is written, The man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith.” [Hab 2:4] (Romans 1:17, AMP)


In this passage, Paul tells us to live a life of righteousness, “from faith to faith.”  In the moment, I am to walkout my faith, forgetting the trials, tests, temptations, victories and breakthroughs of yesterday.  I must live by faith this minute, this hour, this day. I can only do this is by walking in the Spirit and allowing God’s power to operate through me. I realize that I must learn to be Spirit-led and directed, not driven.

I confess that living by faith in the moment was a hard lesson for me. For decades, I was a man of action.  I had a plan and worked my plan. I was driven by my own emotions, desires, dreams, goals and objectives. I adopted this mindset and copied the behavior of my mentors who were intensely driven, accomplishment-oriented men. I praise God that the “Me-Man” has died and that I no longer live a “driven life.”  By God’s grace over the last decade, I’ve learned to look at Jesus and in faith follow Him, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. I’ve learned that this moment, is all I have and that is enough.

Child of God, are you looking at Jesus?  Are your actions an imitation of Jesus?  Forgetting what is behind, do you press on in the moment and run the race for the prize?  In the battlefield of the mind which side are you on?  In the moment, what choice do you make?  Will you choose: God’s Kingdom over the world; love over selfishness; faith over fear; blessings over curses; love and compassion over hatred; what is right over what is easy; serving others over being served?  In the moment, I urge you to pray and ask God to help you.  Listen to the Holy Spirit, trust and obey God’s Word, and live by faith moment by moment!

 

 

Father, thank you for calling me into a relationship with your Son Jesus Christ.  Holy Spirit, help me to grow in my faith and to walk it out moment by moment.  Give me the grace and courage to always choose God’s way over the world. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

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