Friday, June 19, 2009

Believing God for Growth and Saturday Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

I love joining Lisa for this great way to begin my Saturday. I am believing God this week that He will continue guiding me on my journey higher and higher with Him.

This is a familiar verse, but I saw it in a new way today. With new eyes. With new discernment. With an open heart. With a little conviction. (okay, a lot of conviction)

"...that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God" (Colossians 1:10)

Do I walk worthy? Worthy of Him? I want to. I desire to. But am I succeeding? I am believing God that each day He will equip me and strengthen me to be able to live according to His commands.

Am I pleasing? To Him? I try to be. My heart wants to be. But is it happening? I am believing God that He will burden my heart and give me the ability to live my life in a manner that pleases Him.

Am I fruitful? For Him? Oh, I strive to be. My entire being strives to be. But is there fruit? I am believing God that He will make me bolder for Him that I may be a witness and plant those seeds unto harvest.

Am I increasing in knowledge? Of Him? I crave the knowledge of Christ. I so desire a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him. So, do I know Him more? I am believing God that He will continue to cause me to seek more, dig deeper, press farther, and retain more knowledge that I might just overflow with His teachings and spill out onto others.

Thank you precious Lord, that you give us the desires of our heart. My desire is to never get enough of you. I want to step higher and walk bolder with you and for you. You are my all in all.



Denise said...

I am believing for much the same! Thank you for putting words to that which is in my heart.


LisaShaw said...

I stand with you sis! Beautiful sharing.

Wanted to reach out before I go on break and tell you that I love you and will pray for you while I'm away. See you soon online. Love you.

Lisa said...

I'm believing God with you dear friend! Only through Jesus are we worthy. When I think about how worthy He is it definitely puts into focus exactly how unworthy I am.

And yet because of God's love for us and Jesus sacrifice, there is no longer condemnation for those of us who know Him! Praise God each day is a new opportunity to step higher and walk bolder.

Blessings ~ Lisa

Anonymous said...

Oh Beth, how I needed to visit you today! I will be reading this post more than once. I, too, desire to believe God for each and every aspect of this verse. Amen and Amen.
~ linda

Toia said...

I am so believing in the same thing with my whole heart. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Jamie said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. You have a beautiful blog. Do you participate in the LPM Siesta Scripture Memorization? I love all of your memory verses and prayers. What a quiet place of peace your blog is. I hope to visit again.


Alleluiabelle said...

Oh how I do rest in what you say and stand along side of you in wanting the same things. My heart longs to please Him in all ways.

I'm trying to catch up a bit. I have an award for you at my site. Please stop by.

Love you dear friend,

Alleluiabelle said...

It was a reflective day for me as well. On August 4 it will be ten years since my daddy passed away. I missed very much today. I always called him daddy and we were oh so very close.

Peace to you this night my friend,

Kat said...

Hi Beth

Thanks so much for your very sweet comment when you visited me today. I so appreciate it!


(I've sure enjoyed my visit here.)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thanks for visiting. I'm so sorry about your Dad and his early passing. I know today was a hard day for you. At least you hopefully have wonderful memories of him to cherish. Have a great week. Love & blessings from NC!