Journeying in Faith

man hiking
I pray for the strength of Abraham.
How difficult it is for me to set off not knowing where I am going.
I am always one for charting the course ahead.
For knowing exactly what to expect.
But only You know what lies in store for me.
And I must have faith if I am to receive my inheritance.

Dear Lord I walk with You in FAITH
The substance of things hoped for
And the assurance of things unseen.

I pray for the certainty of Abraham.
Just as he looked forward to a new city in a new land,
Help me look forward to this unseen future,
Knowing that You are its architect and builder.
And You are mighty!

Dear Lord I walk with You in FAITH
The substance of things hoped for
And the assurance of things unseen.

I pray for the faith of Abraham.
He knew hopelessness and despair, as he yearned for a child
Though he was old and his wife was barren.
But You blessed Abraham and Sarah with a child.
Not just one—descendants to number the stars in the sky!
Bless my new journey, let it bear the fruits of Your glory.

Dear Lord I walk with You in FAITH
The substance of things hoped for
And the assurance of things unseen.

Loving God, bless me as You blessed your chosen one, Abraham
Teach me Your paths and guide me in Your ways
Let all that I do reflect Your love, mercy, and compassion
For my faith lies in You.

AMEN.

Show Me the Way

 

road
I hate driving to new places.

Anytime I have to do it I follow the same procedure. I look up the directions. Write them out in giant print so I can read them in the car. Try my best to memorize them. And head out, still a bit nervous.

This is not a good way to be. And I’ll admit this fear has kept me from trying new things and seeing new places. Lately I’ve been trying to pinpoint the reasons why I’m so reluctant to venture out to places I’ve never been. Two reasons stand out to me.

I like to know where I’m going. And I hate getting lost. Continue reading