By faith….press on…
For so long, things of old hold me back. How can I take off the old Cynthia and put on the new Cynthia in Christ like I am supposed to.
It takes faith along with pruning and fire.
My measure of faith that I was given must be exercised and used in its effective way with full submission to Gods will and way.
Pruning and fire are needful to clip the bad fruits of my ways of old that produce bad fruit and the fire comes to burn off whats been clipped so that it no longer has power or hold on my life.
It is only by this that faith can begin to move forward. If I am constantly using my faith to attempt to change what has come and gone that is faith in reverse and faith don’t work that way.
Faith looks ahead its central focus is on the present with a hazy view of whats down the road. Its as we travel that road by faith the view becomes clearer.
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19 KJV
To behold the new God wants to do, I must shift my view and perspective of things. I realized I may not be fully facing backward and I am not fully facing forward either just kinda in the middle and that causes travel down the journey of faith to be wonky.
I need to turn more north so to speak.
Traveling toward my next level. We go from faith to faith, glory to glory, etc and to do it more effeciantly I must turn fully head on trusting God, trusting my leadership He gave me, and not leaning on what I know, or think I know when He superceeds all those in one blink.
Is it easy?
I have become so accustomed to living backward that it has shaped things unknowingly in how I receive and perceive in this life. But that is where the faith, pruning and fire come in.
They are to help me to change to the new way in God to live as prescribed by the written word and change my view of things to see now and down the road.
Turning day by day I pray to have faith forward!