Part 1

The greatest place to establish your cornerstone of faith is on the acceptance of your human frailties and surmounting impossibilities. Through this humility, your first lesson of faith is realized and lived. Without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is… (Hebrews 11:6) In other words, without faith there is no relationship with God. You cannot gain access to God from a physical perspective because God is a Spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 3:24)

This conceptuality causes your faith to grow, and rise up to a place where you no longer allow the attacks of the enemy to convince you of failure by your circumstances or throw you into a state of double-mindedness concerning God’s presence in your life.

When you rightly see the things of God through the eyes of faith, you forget those things around you that were so profoundly unimportant. At the time your spiritual sight was too mottled to see this truth. Now that all the unnecessary environmental factors have been overcome, the only remaining entity is your Midian—the power of God and His purpose.

Discernment is a key element on this level…

Here it is essential to adopt a mindset of flexibility because in order to stay in this place one must learn obedience to walk with God. Discipline is imperative. On this path, you need discernment in God’s leading, and the readiness to make adjustments ensuring you are where you need to be. When we are absent from the place God has assigned to us—we open a door allowing the enemy to steal from us. Discernment is a key element on this level and can only be derived from obedience, prayer, and faith.

The emphasis here; God promised to be with Moses, and that same promise applies to us today— “…and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matt. 26:20)  We have all been in this desert place called the ‘Dunes of Forsakedness’; where we feel an overwhelming hopelessness and necessity for God to reveal the intensity of His power. This place is where the most painstaking decision must be made, and human intellect is absolutely useless. Do you fully trust God or continue to sink in the quicksand of humanism? Because you resolved to fix your mind and will in opposition to your faith in God. Since you think, in your present circumstances, you are totally out of options?

Hagar and Ishmael are sent to the desert

They had no other options

Consider Hagar’s predicament, after being sent away for fear of her son, Ishmael, being joint-heirs with Isaac. This Egyptian bondwoman and her son were expelled, from a tent of life, with nothing more than bread and a bottle of water, into the desert. They had no other options. After wandering in the desert of Beersheba all their supplies were spent.  Hagar then placed Ishmael under a bush, because she did not wish to see him suffer and die. This mother lifted up her voice and wept. As the shadow of death crept upon him—God heard Ishmael’s “silent cry”, because he was too weak to lift up his voice, and provided water sparing his life. In this deliverance, the boy grew, dwelt in the desert, and became an archer. (Gen. 21:14- 21)  

God knows exactly where we are and even when it looks like it is down to the last possible moment—you must remember He is, El Roi, ‘The God Who Sees Me’ so even in your silent suffering he can hear your desperate cries for help.  He hears your wordless cries. (Genesis 4:10)

May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Stay tuned for part 2 next week. Thank you for your continued readership and support.….Blessings and Peace! 

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